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Older Americans Act, meeting the needs of our nations"s seniors

hearing before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training, and Life-long Learning of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, hearing held in Washington, DC, March 2, 1999.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training, and Life-long Learning.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Older people -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.,
    • Old age assistance -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Older people -- Services for -- United States.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .E3694 1999a
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 145 p. ;
      Number of Pages145
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL122472M
      ISBN 100160585023
      LC Control Number99489510
      OCLC/WorldCa41873902

      AN AGING AMERICA: What is meant by the terms “an aging America,” “Silver Tsunami,” and “Graying of America”? The combination of the aging of the Baby Boom population, an increase in life expectancy, and a decrease in the relative number of younger persons, will mean that older adults—those over 65—make up a much larger percentage of the U.S. population than ever before.   “Seniors have served our communities for decades and need our support now more than ever,” said Chair Bonamici, “Strengthening programs that benefit our seniors has long been one of my top priorities, and I’m glad this significant update to the Older Americans Act is now law. It will provide a strong foundation to help meet the needs of.

      “The Senate unanimously passed the Supporting Older Americans Act with my support, which fixes a flawed law that unfairly underfunded services for Colorado’s seniors. Caring for our nation’s seniors is critical, and this funding fix will deliver not only a wide range of services to seniors in need of assistance, but also peace of.   WASHINGTON, DC– Today a bipartisan update to the Older Americans Act led by U.S. Representatives Susan Wild (PA), Suzanne Bonamici (OR), and Susie Lee (NV), was signed into law.. The Supporting Older Americans Act of (H.R. ) increases funding for vital programs that help aging Americans live independently and with dignity. It reauthorizes the Older Americans Act .

        Meeting the Needs of Tribal Elders: An Interview with Chief Reynard Faber On Ma NCOA was honored to host Honorary and Traditional Chief of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe Reynard Faber for a roundtable discussion of elder issues in tribal communities.   Arlington, VA – March 4, – Meals on Wheels America commends the Senate for unanimously passing H.R. , the Supporting Older Americans Act of This bipartisan compromise is the result of months of negotiations and hard work in both chambers and is a testament to the key committee’s leadership and commitment to our nation’s older adults and their caregivers.


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Older Americans Act, meeting the needs of our nations"s seniors by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training, and Life-long Learning. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Specifically, every year the Older Americans Act provides or helps to provide: million meals for seniors through Meals on Wheels and Congregate Meal services; 40 million rides_vans bring frail seniors to meal sites, doctors' offices, and other locations; 12 million responses for information and referral for help; million home care Older Americans Act 1 million legal counseling services; and jobs and.

InPresident Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act, supporting a wide range of social services and programs for individuals age 60 and older. The Older Americans Act was. Put another way, the census estimates that the number of Americans age 60 and older will increase by over million older adults between andto reach a total of million.1 During this period, the number of Americans age 65 and over with severe disabilities (defined as three or more limitations in activities of daily living), who are most likely to receive nursing home admission and qualify for.

Field hearings on the Older Americans Act: meeting the needs of our nation's seniors: hearings before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training, and Life-long Learning of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session.

The Older Americans Act focuses on the well-being and social needs of our seniors. Providing nutritious food, installing grab-bars, and giving rides cost far less than taking pills, undergoing surgeries, and moving to nursing homes.

Enacted in — the same year that Congress enacted Medicare, Medicaid and the Civil Rights Act — the OAA expired on Sept. 30, but the services under the law have continued. The statute provides money to every state based on its share of the nation's older adults and helps about 11 million people (generally meeting the needs of our nationss seniors book age 60) each year.

“The Older Americans Act serves more than 11 million Americans each year, includingpeople throughout Pennsylvania. It represents our commitment to the generations who made us who we are today and lifts up the seniors who need our help the most,” said Senator Casey.

“The Older Americans Act serves more than 10 million Americans each year, includingpeople throughout Pennsylvania. It represents our commitment to the generations who made us who we are today and lifts up the seniors who need our help the most.

Get the latest news on public policy affecting older adults and aging programs, and find ways to take action. Long-Term Services & Supports Discover our collaborative effort to help seniors and people with disabilities age in place.

One of the main federal programs helping seniors is starved for money. The Older Americans Act—passed more than half a century ago as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society reforms.

The OAA serves roughly 11 million older Americans every year, including three million older Americans who regularly rely on OAA programs to meet their basic needs. The Supporting Older Americans Act of responds to the challenges facing a growing generation of aging Americans by providing a 35 percent total increase in funding for OAA.

Because of sequestration, millions of dollars will be cut from the Great Society-era Older Americans Act during a time when our seniors can least afford it. The Older Americans Act (OAA) is one of the most important laws for older adults, and on the 50 th anniversary of Older Americans Month, it is in need of greater recognition.

While most people are familiar with Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, few know about the OAA. “The Older Americans Act helps our nation’s most vulnerable, isolated and food insecure seniors remain healthier and safer, and we thank Chairman Collins and Ranking Member Casey for all the work they’ve done to provide leadership for its reauthorization that recognizes the extraordinary impact of the services it provides, including senior nutrition programs” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump has signed the Supporting Older Americans Act of into law, which prioritizes the delivery of critical services for Kentucky’s senior citizens. Congressman James Comer was a lead Republican sponsor of the legislation, which reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA).

Sen. Bernie Sanders and other senators hosted a summit meeting with seniors' organizations today. Sanders introduced legislation to reauthorize and strengthen the landmark Older Americans Act.

It’s often assumed that seniors’ needs are met by Medicaid, which serves the poorest people, and Medicare, which typically doesn’t cover the long-term personal care and nutrition provided by the Older Americans Act, said Martha Roherty, executive director of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD).

The Older Americans Act: Aging Well Since “The Older Americans Act clearly affirms. our Nation’s sense of responsibility toward the well-being of all of our older citizens.

But even more, the results of this act will help us to expand our opportunities for enriching the lives of all of our citizens in. “The Older Americans Act has enriched the lives of millions of seniors, helping them access the support they need to age with dignity and remain active participants in our communities,” said Senator Shaheen.

“This bill will reauthorize and bolster senior meal programs like Meals on Wheels that provide nutrition and important social ties to help aging Granite Staters stay healthy. It reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA), which benefits roughly 11 million older Americans who use important social services and community-based programs like Meals on Wheels.

The legislation also strengthens the aging network's ability to respond to public health emergencies and emerging health threats, like COVID “Seniors have served our communities for decades and need.

AAA Roles in Senior Transportation As established and funded by the Older Americans Act, Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are designated by State Agencies on Aging to address the needs and concerns of older Americans aged 60 and older and their family caregivers.

AAAs plan, coordinate and advocate for the develop-File Size: 2MB.OLDER AMERICANS ACT AND THE ADMINISTRATION ON AGING. The Administration on Aging (AoA), established by the Older Americans Act (OAA), Public Lawis located in the U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services. AoA is one of the nation’s largest providers of home and community-based services for elders and their caregivers.The Older Americans Act (OAA), originally enacted insupports a range of home and community-based services, such as meals-on-wheels and other nutrition programs, in-home services, transportation, legal services, elder abuse prevention and caregivers support.