US Senate Passes Older American Act!

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The United States Senate approved to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (S. 192)! The Senate’s approval and forwarding of OAA reauthorization is an incredible validation for seniors, advocates,and advocacy groups like LAAAC who have made OAA reauthorization one of their top policy priorities. LAAAC commends the Senate for recognizing the importance and impact that the Older Americans … Continue reading

The Hill: Why the Older Americans Act matters to citizens of all ages

By Larry Minnix, president and CEO of LeadingAge  May was Older Americans Month, a time when many in the U.S. celebrate the contributions that older Americans continue to make in our communities. Though the month has come to a close, we turn our attention to important legislation that has a profound effect on our country’s … Continue reading

Madison County Courier: Hanna Pushes Congress to Renew Older Americans Act

Canastota, NY – June 2015) On June 19, U.S. Representative Richard Hanna called on Congress to pass a five-year renewal of programs that address transportation, nutrition and community programs for senior citizens. Hanna was at Stoneleigh Apartments in Canastota to push for the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. The Act focuses on nutrition programs such as Meals on … Continue reading

NSCLC: New House Amendment Pits Older Americans against People with Disabilities

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) has serious concerns about a last minute amendment to HR 5, the House Rules Package for the 114th Congress, which limits potential options to protect benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) Program. The rule prohibits transfers of funds between the Social … Continue reading

Huffington Post: Why Not the Older Americans Act?

Robert B. Blancato The American public’s cynicism about Washington can diminish when bipartisanship prevails and bills become law. The most recent example of this was the signing into law of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by President Obama yesterday, July 22. There are earlier examples including the reauthorizations of the Violence Against Women Act … Continue reading

n4a: Getting to a 2014 Older Americans Act Reauthorization

From our colleagues at n4a:  Getting to a 2014 Older Americans Act Reauthorization Reach out to Your Representatives and Senators during Next Week’s Recess!   June 27, 2014   Lawmakers in both the House and Senate will be in their districts and states from June 30 to July 7. This is the perfect opportunity to … Continue reading

Administration for Community Living: How the Older Americans Act Helps More Americans Stay “Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow”

From our Colleagues at the Administratinon for Community Living:  By Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator of ACL During the month of May, our nation observes Older Americans Month. This tradition dates back to 1963 when President John F. Kennedy encouraged Americans to celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of older people with a … Continue reading

LeadingAge: Call Congress: Restore Older Americans Act Funding

From our colleagues at LeadingAge:  As the nation celebrates Older Americans Month, we are at a critical point in funding federal Older Americans Act (OAA) Programs for fiscal year 2015. In fiscal year 2013, OAA programs lost more than $103 million — a 5.5% cut from 2012.  These programs regained only half of that cut … Continue reading

NCOA: OAA Reauthorization

3 of 9Adult Day Health Care dilemma Trinidad Contreras is a fixture at Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care facility in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Due to budget cuts, the state declared Contreras no longer eligible for benefits, but Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care is continuing to let him participate in its programs without getting reimbursed while he appeals. He spends the hours between about 10 am and 2 pm playing dominos, walking the courtyard and tending the small garden boxes. (Dan Honda/Staff)

The Older Americans Act (OAA) funds critical services that keep older adults healthy and independent—services like meals, job training, senior centers, caregiver support, transportation, health promotion, benefits enrollment, and more. The Act is overdue for reauthorization—and we’re urging Congress to seize this opportunity to update and renew its commitment to these programs and those they … Continue reading

n4a: Push Congress to Boost Funding for OAA!

From our colleagues at n4a:  May is Older Americans Month: Tell Congress that Funding Decisions Matter to Older Adults! As the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions to our country, Congress meanwhile is making critical decisions about funding services and supports for older adults. This is an important time for Congress … Continue reading

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