Brief summary of Older Americans Act programs
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Brief summary of Older Americans Act programs by Carol O"Shaughnessy

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • United States.,
  • Old age assistance -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Older people -- Government policy -- United States

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Edition Notes

StatementCarol O"Shaughnessy
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1988-89, reel 9, fr. 0067
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15457162M

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Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA) in in response to concern by policymakers about a lack of community social services for older persons. The original legislation established authority for grants to states for community planning and social services, research and development projects, and personnel training in the field of aging.   The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Dignity in Aging Act of This bill establishes, reauthorizes, and revises several programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor relating to care for the elderly. Facts about the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program The Older Americans Act (OAA) provides critical services—such as home-delivered and congregate meals, family caregiver support, in-home assistance, preventive health services, transportation, job training, protection from abuse, and other supportive services—that help about 11 million older adults live as independently as possible. Older Americans Act of FEBRU Programs and Funding In , Congress enacted the Older Americans Act, which estab-lished the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) and state agencies on aging to address the social services needs of older people. The Act is considered the major vehicle for promoting the deliveryFile Size: KB.

This legislation reauthorizes the Older Americans Act of , a federal law with longstanding bipartisan support. The law provides for the organization and delivery of social and nutrition services to older Americans and their caregivers. This bill reauthorizes programs through and includes provisions that aim to protect vulnerable elders by.   En español | President Trump on Wednesday signed a bipartisan reauthorization of a landmark law that provides more money for programs that help millions of older Americans age in their homes and communities through services including Meals on Wheels, family caregiver support and transportation.. The Supporting Older Americans Act of extends the Older Americans Act . The Older Americans Act (OAA) was legislation aimed at addressing the needs of older adults through programs supported by the federal government. State agencies were granted funds by the. The Older Americans Act (OAA) supports a wide range of social services and programs for individuals aged 60 years or older. These include supportive services, congregate nutrition services (i.e., meals served at group sites such as senior centers, community centers, schools,Cited by: 1.

Summary of S. The Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of Sponsor: Alexander (R-TN) Ma The Older Americans Act (OAA), originally enacted in , supports a wide range of social services and programs for people aged 60 or older. Congress has reauthorized and amended the OAA numerous times since it was first enacted in Get this from a library! Brief summary of Older Americans Act programs. [Carol O'Shaughnessy; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.]. Under the Older Americans Act (OAA), the Older Americans Nutrition Program (OANP) is the largest and most visible, fed- erally funded community-based nutrition program for older. marked the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA funds programs and services that enable older adults to enjoy healthy, productive, and independent lives in their homes and communities.