Monday, July 19 8:15-9:45 am. Revving Up for OAA Reauthorization: What’s on Your Mind? . John Palmer, RLTV, moderator Carol O’Shaughnessy, NHPF Lynn Kellogg, n4a Sandy Markwood, n4a. Older Americans Act of 1965, P.L. 89-73, July 14, 1965. Lyndon Johnson signing the OAA, 1965.
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John Palmer, RLTV, moderator
Carol O’Shaughnessy, NHPF
Lynn Kellogg, n4a
Sandy Markwood, n4a
Lyndon Johnson signing the OAA, 1965.
area agency on aging infrastructure
1973 – AAAs created; multipurpose senior centers and community service employment authorized
2000 – National family caregiver support program
2006 – HCBS systems thru ADRCs; evidence-based health promotion services
2011 – How best to position the Act for the baby boom population and the vulnerable elderly?
1972 – Nutrition program
Universal vs. targeted participation of older people
Tension between federally designated services and state and local needs
Title III formula grant distribution
Statutory recognition for functions already performed by state/area agencies
Some R&D initiatives become operating programs
Broad planning, coordination, & advocacy functions vs. management of specific service programs
Consolidation/simplification/flexibility vs. increasing requirements on stable funding base
What is needed most? More funding or greater authority and additional programs?
“Dance of Legislation”
For further information, see Trends
The Aging Services Network: Accomplishments and Challenges in Serving a Growing Elderly Population
Carol V. O’Shaughnessy
National Health Policy Forum