National Council on Aging

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National Council on Aging
National Council on Aging logo.png
Founded 1950; 68 years ago (1950)
Type Non-profit
Area served
United States

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) was founded in 1950 as the first charitable organization in the U.S. that would provide a national voice for older Americans and act as their advocates in dealing with service providers and policymakers.[1] Headquartered in Washington, DC, NCOA brings together various organizations, businesses, and governmental organizations to work toward securing jobs, benefits, health, independent living, and active living among older Americans.[2]

NCOA provides a variety of services to older people and caregivers including Benefits Checkup, Economics Checkup, and My Medicare Matters.


  1. ^ " National Council on Aging - NCOA". U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "About NCOA". National Council on Aging. Retrieved February 8, 2012.