The North Carolina Association on Aging in partnership with NC AIRS will hold its Annual Training Conference on Wednesday, May 2 through Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Hilton North Raleigh-Midtown in Raleigh, North Carolina. The theme for the Conference is “Boomers, Budgets, and Brainstorming.”

The Annual Training Conference is one of the few annual opportunities to have the aging network from across the state in one location. More than 200 persons are expected to attend, making our conferencelarge enough for quality, but small enough for good interaction amongparticipants.

This conference is an excellent opportunity to reach a concentrated, yet diverse number of aging professionals and volunteers. Executives, direct service personnel, nurses, social workers, mid-level administrators, state administrators, county and state employees, county volunteers, and older adult leaders concerned with and working in the field of aging are examples of those who attend the Conference.  

         Advocacy Field Trip to the NC Legislative Building Food Demonstration by the Iron Chef from Angus Barn
         Welcome video from NASCAR and AARP Drive to End Hunger spokesman, Jeff Gordon  
         Dennis Streets, Director of the Division of Aging and Adult Services, as our primary emcee of the Award Luncheon  
         Stop Hunger Now Food Packaging and Opportunity to Receive Meals for your Organization  
         Poverty Simulation Experience NC AIRS Certified Information and Referral Specialist (CIRS) Exam & much more...

         To get more information about the 2012 Annual Training Conference and to register please use the following links:

The North Carolina Association on Aging is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for four Excellence in the Field of Aging Awards.  These awards will be presented at the NCAOA Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 3rd from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Dennis Streets, Director of the Division of Aging and Adult Services, will serve as the primary emcee of the Award Luncheon and hand out these awards

Direct Service Employee of the Year - Service Excellence Award

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.

Supervisor of the Year - Management Excellence Award

This award honors a supervisor 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. 

Executive of the Year - Leadership Excellence Award

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 at least 2 years work experience as a Chief Executive or Administrative Officer with their organization.

Please click here to download the 2012 Nomination Form.

Send all completed forms to

Contact Nina Walters, NCAOA Conference Coordinator, at or 336.602.2219.