Explore everything NCOA has to offer for professionals, older adults, caregivers, and advocates. GoalImprove the health, function, and quality of life of older hrnec.infoewAs Americans live longer, growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented. In , % ( million) of the US population was aged 65 or older and is projected to reach % (98 million) by Aging adults experience higher risk of chronic disease. In , 60% . The Cumberland County Council on Older Adults was established in as a non-profit organization. Fifty years later we are still committed to our mission: to help older adults living in Cumberland County maintain their independence at home with dignity.