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The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) is the leading national organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families and their caregivers.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, NHCOA has been a strong voice dedicated to promoting, educating, and advocating for research, policy, and practice in the areas of economic security, health, and housing for more than 30 years.
In 2014, there were 3.6 million older adult Hispanics, constituting 8% of the older population in the US; this number is expected to grow to 21.5 million by 2060. In light of the rapid growth of the Latino aging population, NHCOA also empowers Hispanic older adults and families through leadership development to enable them to age with dignity and become their own best advocates.
To achieve its mission, NHCOA has developed a Hispanic Aging Network of community-based organizations across the continental U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico that reaches millions of Latinos each year. NHCOA also works to ensure the Hispanic community is better understood and fairly represented in U.S. policies.
By encouraging a multicultural dialogue and sharing the best of our talents, NHCOA believes in building a stronger America in which we can all age securely, with dignity, greater self-sufficiency, and in the best possible health.