By Alicia Sellon
May marks Older Americans Month. The designation is intended to honor and recognize older Americans for the contributions they make to our families, communities and society. I would like to recognize the importance of legislation that will affect all of us as we age.
First passed in 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) established the U.S. Administration on Aging and state units on aging, as well as area agencies on aging. The goal was to address the social service needs of older Americans. The OAA is the chief legislation supporting the delivery of social services to older adults. Its goal is to help seniors stay healthy and independent.
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