The National Council on Aging (NCOA) was founded in 1950 in the U.S. Their goal is to advocate with service providers and policymakers on behalf of older Americans. Their vision is to A just and caring society in which each of us, as we age, lives with dignity, purpose, and security. The mission is to Improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. https://www.ncoa.org/
The Older Americans Act of 1965 was the first federal level initiative aimed at providing comprehensive services for older adults. It created the National Aging Network comprising the Administration on Aging on the federal level, State Units on Aging at the state level, and Area Agencies on Aging at the local level. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Older_Americans_Act
Councils on Aging are local county non-profit organizations that represent the needs of older citizens in the county in which the serve.
The Montgomery County of Indiana Council on Aging (MCCA, Inc.) was incorporated in October 1974 as a 501(c)4. We have been in continuous operation since then serving the aging population of Montgomery County and assisting those who care for and love them.