NCOA is always looking for new allies for older adults, their caregivers, and the professionals who serve them. Aging well is about living well. It’s about staying healthy and financially secure as long as possible. But systemic disparities—based on gender, color, sexuality, income, or ZIP code—make it impossible for every person to achieve.

At NCOA, we’re changing that. And we’re doing it with your help.

As a guest contributor, you’re providing unbiased information that’s focused on health and financial wellness to one (or all) of our four main audiences: Older Adults, Caregivers, Professionals, and Advocates.

Who can contribute to

NCOA invites professionals, thought leaders, older adults, caregivers, advocates, and others to write posts that are relevant to NCOA’s mission of improving the health and economic security of older adults, especially those who are struggling.

What topics are acceptable?

Guest articles must be relevant to NCOA’s work, refer to specific NCOA initiatives, or offer a unique perspective. Topics can range from benefits access and healthy aging to public policy and senior centers. We only accept submissions with a fresh angle on existing topics or new topics that will serve our audiences.

How do I submit a proposal to contribute to

Please email to submit your proposal for content and read our guest writer guidelines below, which includes our 2023 Editorial Calendar. We will send you a content template that we ask you adhere to for consistency of format and style. All guest contributions will be reviewed by NCOA program and communications staff. If the post needs major revisions, you will be included in the revision process. You will have an opportunity to review and give final approval on your content before it is published. All contributions submitted to NCOA must be original content.

When will my article be published?

Upon final approval, we will notify you of the day your content will be published – along with a link for you to share with your network. Once published, NCOA will share your post via our social media and email platforms, and we will monitor any comments made on the post itself. We encourage you to also share your contribution with your own professional and personal networks.

Thank you for your interest in contributing to our goal of improving the health and economic security of 40 million older adults. We look forward to receiving your work.