NAPCA is a member of the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC). The DEC is made up of five national organizations dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for this country’s diverse aging communities.

Together, we represent a growing majority of millions of older people throughout the country—racially and ethnically diverse older adults; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults; and poor and low-income older adults. We have come together to promote policy changes and programmatic solutions that respond to this demographic shift and will remove the barriers facing our communities. We envision a world where all older adults can live full and active lives as they age.

The Diverse Elders Coalition includes:

• National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)

National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)

National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)



Learn more about the Diverse Elders Coalition at