Conferences, Training & Awards

North Carolina State Aging Conference

Aging Boot Camp

Aging Awards

NCAOA's two day, Aging Boot Camp provides those that are new to the field of aging, an overview of programs and services ranging from Medicare to the health aspects of aging. Trainings are offered twice per year. 
Each year as part of the NC State Aging Conference, NCAOA recognizes individuals and organizations who have excelled in service provision. Award recipients are selected by a panel of NCAOA board members. 
Each year, the NCAOA hosts the North Carolina State Aging Conference for aging service providers, students and seniors. The conference is the only aging conference in the state. 

2019 North Carolina State Aging Conference

                                March 14 & 15, 2019
                            Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

The 2019 NCAOA Conference is going to be like nothing we have seen as we will be hosting our annual training event on the beautiful grounds of the Biltmore Estate at the new Amherst at Deerpark Event Center! Our NCAOA Annual Training Conference is the leading State Aging Conference in North Carolina offering training for our diverse and expansive network. The Conference will bring keynotes who are leaders in the field of aging to offer National and State updates while also offering training tools on how to serve and grow in your current position and agency. 

Conference Registration Form

Hotel Accommodations will also be on the Biltmore Property, with two options:

The New Village Hotel at the rate of $139.00 (plus taxes and fees):

Please Note: The system automatically puts in two nights but if you only plan to stay one night,
you will have to click on "Plan Your Stay" found through the link to adjust the dates. 

We are looking forward to seeing you, learning together and enjoying
all of the beautiful sites the Biltmore has to offer.

click here for a sponsors packet

click here to register as a sponsor

Excellence in the Field of Aging Awards

Nominations are accepted for the annual NCAOA Excellence in the Field of Aging Awards each year, mid December - February as announced by the Board of Directors. Awards are presented during a luncheon the last day of the annual North Carolina State Aging Conference. 

Click here for the 2019 Nomination form.

Award Categories

Super Star
This award honors an employee for the quality of direct service they provide to older adults in their community. Candidates must be front line service delivery workers.

Guiding Star

This award honors a supervisor or manager for quality supervisory skills in the management of programs and staff they provide that benefit older adults. This award recognizes their ability to supervise and motivate staff as they provide quality work in their community.

Rising Star

This award honors a rising star employee with three or fewer years of work experience in the aging network. This award recognizes their ability to take on leadership roles and an interest in the future of their organization and the field of aging.

Rock Star
This award honors a Chief Executive/Administrative Officer for the quality of leadership and organizational management they provide to their organization and to the aging network. Candidates must have significant year (candidate is preferred have 5 plus years of work experience) as a Chief Executive or Administrative Officer with their organization.

Reaching for the Stars

Innovative Program Award - This award honors an agency that has an innovative and creative program that is working to enrich the lives of older adults. We are looking for programs that are creative but effective in enhancing the lives of older adults.