Virginia Department for the Aging Older Americans Act Overview CONSUMERS CONSUMERS CONSUMERS Federal Executive Branch U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging Tribal Organizations (244) State Units on Aging (56) Area Agencies on Aging (655)
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President Johnson signing the OAA in 1965
Title I: Objectives / Definitions
Title II: Administration on Aging
Title III: State and Community Programs
State Units on Aging (SUA)
Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
Part B:Support Services & Senior Centers
Part C: Nutrition / Meals
Part D: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Part E: National Family Caregiver Support Program
Title IV: Activities for Health, Independence and Longevity
Title V: Community Service Senior Opportunities Act
Title VI: Native Americans
Title VII: Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection Activities
Older American’s Act – Section 102
Greatest Economic Need – income at or below the poverty line.
Greatest Social Need – noneconomic factors, physical and mental disabilities; language barriers; and cultural, social, or geographical isolation (rural), including isolation caused by racial or ethnic status, that restricts the ability of an individual to perform normal daily tasks; or threatens the capacity of the individual to live independently.
Frail – functionally impaired unable to perform at least two activities of daily living without substantial human assistance, including verbal reminding, physical cueing, or supervision.