“Founded in 1950, NCOA is a nonprofit organization of professionals providing service to older persons. It offers policy and legislative advocacy as well as professional development, research, and information resources to its members. NCOA has eleven constituent units: the National Institute of Senior Centers, National Institute on Adult Daycare, National Center on Rural Aging, “National Voluntary Organizations for Independent Living for the Aging, National Institute of Senior Housing, National Association of Older Worker Employment Services, National Institute on Community- Based Long-Term Care, the Health Promotion Institute, and the National Interfaith Coalition on Aging, the National Institute on Financial Issues and Services for Elders, and the National Center for Voluntary Leadership in Aging. Publications include the quarterly journal, INNOVATIONS, and the weekly electronic newsletter, NCOA WEEK.”

AARP (2004). Acronyms in aging: Organizations, agencies, programs, and laws. AARP Research Information Center. p. 28. NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE AGING 300 D Street, SW, Suite 801 Washington, DC 20024 (202) 479-1200 (202) 479-0735 Web site: E-mail: