Modernizing the Older Americans Act
Since it was enacted in 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has protected the well-being of older Americans. The OAA is founded on the belief that American society overall benefits from an older population that is active, healthy, informed, and financially secure. The law’s scheduled reauthorization creates a timely opportunity for Congress to modernize aging services for a generation of older adults who want to work, serve, learn, and lead in their communities.
Age4Action conducted Idea Forums in six U.S. cities to learn how the OAA can help adults age 50+ who want to make contributions as dynamic advocates, valued workers, committed volunteers, lifelong learners, and respected leaders. The Forums drew more than 700 participants and used surveys, testimonies, and discussions to produce many important findings and promising ideas.
Take a look at the final report, Modernizing the Older Americans Act, the Age4Action Network’s recommendations to the 112th Congress.
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