The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit organization that which has the goal of improving the lives of seniors and the elderly across the nation by helping them find benefits, improve their quality of life and health, live independently, and stay active and involved in their communities. The NCOA works with organizations across the United States to help seniors maintain their quality of life in the local community and is headquarters in Washington, DC.
As a respected leader, the National Council on Aging helps people aged 60+ across all backgrounds and demographics, experience successful and rewarding lives as they grow older. The NCOA partners with other entities to deliver programs and services to the people who need them.
From the National Council on Aging Website:
Our Vision: A just and caring society in which each of us, as we age, lives with dignity, purpose, and security.
Our Mission: Improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling.
Our Social Impact Goal: Improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.
Aging in America Conference
The National Council on Aging also works with the American Society on Aging to put on the yearly Aging in America conference. This conference is the largest gathering of aging professionals in the nation.
National Council on Aging Headquarters
NCOA’s regional offices operate the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), providing training and employment opportunities to low-income Americans over age 55.