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U.S. House Passes Older Adults Act Re-Authorization

On October 30, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The U.S. House of Representatives this week voted unanimously to pass the Dignity in Aging Act, which reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA) and increases funding for vital programs that help aging Americans live independently and with dignity.

Direct Care Workforce Provisions in New OAA Legislation

On October 1, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA) would increase funding for programs that support older adults aging in place and includes provisions to help develop and expand the direct care workforce.  

OAA Reauthorization, Medical Expense Deduction and Housing Credit Advancing in Congress

On June 18, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Congress is getting down to business and moving funding and policy issues that impact aging services providers. 

Connect, Create, Contribute: May is Older Americans Month

On April 10, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month each May. The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to: 

OAA Funding Advances in Congress

On July 17, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Funding for essential programs that help people age in place were recently approved by the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees. 

Engage at Every Age

On April 4, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Engage at Every Age, the theme of this year’s Older Americans Month in May, emphasizes the many ways older adults make a difference in our communities. You can now access a wide variety of ideas, materials and resources to promote and celebrate this month in your setting. 

President Obama Signs Older Americans Act

On April 20, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

President Obama signed the Older Americans Act (OAA) into law yesterday. Our advocacy efforts on the federal level will now shift to ensure that the strong bipartisan support for the re-authorization of the OAA in Congress also extends to the funding of long overdue investments in these programs.

Congress Re-Authorizes Older Americans Act

On April 13, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

The U.S. Senate took action last week to reauthorize the Older Americans Act for three years. Passage of this measure, which provides essential funding to home and community-based services, is the direct result of years of grassroots advocacy from LeadingAge and its members.

Older Americans Act Reauthorization Advances in Congress

On March 30, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

A bill to strengthen support services of seniors and their caregivers could soon be signed into law. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 last week, and the Senate is expected to approve the amended bill.

OAA, Veteran’s Programs Featured at HCBS Forum

On January 28, 2015 by Mary Youle

The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Forum at this year’s Institute features two guest speakers who will share important information on Older Americans Act (OAA) programs and services for veterans.

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