Senate Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act – 5/26 at 2p.m. EDT

Senate Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act – 5/26 at 2p.m. EDT

The Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing on Older Americans Act (OAA) reauthorization this Thursday, May 26, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. The hearing will explore recommendations for strengthening and improving OAA programs, including testimony from Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and Max Richtman, chair of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO). The hearing will be webcast live on May 26. See the Senate Special Committee on Aging webpage for the webcast.

Since passed by Congress in 1965, the OAA has funded numerous essential social and nutritional services that keep seniors independent, in their homes and in their communities. Some of these services include: meals, job training, senior centers, caregiver support, benefits enrollment, transportation and more.

See the Administration on Aging website for more details on the OAA. The National Council on Aging website also has many resources on the OAA, including a webinar on the history and promise of the OAA.

Karen Fletcher
Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.

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