Older Americans Act Reauthorization 2011 Julie Jarvis Director, Program Development and Planning Karen Webb Manager of Older Americans Act Programs June 10, 2010. Older Americans Act. Congress enacted the Older Americans Act in 1965. Established of: Administration on Aging (AoA)
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Director, Program Development and Planning
Manager of Older Americans Act Programs
June 10, 2010
Congress enacted the Older Americans Act in 1965.
To help older people maintain maximum independence in their homes and communities and to promote a continuum of care for the vulnerable elderly.
The Older Americans Act authorizes:
Title I: Declaration of Objectives
Title II: Establishment of the AoA
Title III: Grants for State and Community Programs on Aging
Title III authorizes funds for:
Seven titles continued:
Title IV: Activities for Health, Independence, and Longevity
Title V: Community Services Senior Opportunities Act
Title VI: Grants for Services for Native Americans
Title VII: Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection Activities
The reauthorization takes place every five years.
The Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006 reauthorized all programs under the Act through FY 2011.
Flat Older Americans Act Funding
For every $1 in federal funding, state and local agencies on aging acquire more than $2 in other funding
The characteristics of the population served by the Aging Services Network continues to diversify, with nearly two-thirds of states and AAAs serving both older adults and physically disabled younger adult populations regardless of age.
Medicaid Costs have Soared
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A)
State Units on Aging (SUA)
National Council on Aging (NCOA)