NCOA is the national voice for every person’s right to age well. We believe that how we age should not be determined by gender, color, sexuality, income, or zip code. Working with thousands of national and local partners, we provide resources, tools, best practices, and advocacy to ensure every person can age with health and financial security. Founded in 1950, we are the oldest national organization focused on older adults.

NCOA’s Annual Report for fiscal year 2020 describes the organization's programs, accomplishments, impact, and progress toward its goals in the following areas:

Health: Chronic Disease and Falls Prevention

Through a national network of community partners and online tools, NCOA delivers comprehensive, integrated services that improve the health of millions of older adults.

Economic Security: Benefits Access, Mature Workers, Economic Casework, Home Equity, and Medicare

NCOA boosts the economic security of millions of vulnerable, low-income older adults through our online tools and a national network of community partners.

Public Policy & Advocacy

NCOA is a national voice for older adults and the organizations that serve them. Our goal is to protect and strengthen major public programs, particularly for disadvantaged and vulnerable older adults.

National Institute of Senior Centers

NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) strengthens senior centers by promoting best practices, advocacy, research, and the nation’s only national standards and accreditation program.

Aging Mastery®

NCOA created Aging Mastery to help older adults build their own playbook for aging well. Aging Mastery comes in two formats: Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) classes and a self-directed Aging Mastery® Starter Kit. Both versions provide a comprehensive and fun approach to positive aging by focusing on key aspects of health, finances, relationships, personal growth, and community involvement.

Financial Highlights and Consolidated Statement of Changes in Unrestricted Net Assets

Fiscal Year 2020 was a small investment year financially for NCOA. While overall revenues grew by $162,000, the operating expenses grew by $432,000. The net operating change in Unrestricted Net Assets (before Pension Plan related adjustments) was a loss of $179,942, which is $276,000 lower than the prior year’s surplus of $95,611.