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Older Americans Act

Providing critical services for our nation’s seniors

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The Older Americans Act (OAA) funds critical services that keep older adults healthy and independent—services like meals, job training, senior centers, health promotion, benefits enrollment, caregiver support, transportation, and more.

Nearly five years after it expired, legislation to reauthorize the Act was passed by Congress with unanimous, bipartisan support. Read about the Senate reauthorization bill and the House amendments. The bill was signed into law by the President on April 19, 2016. Read statements from NCOA and the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Three years later, the OAA is up for reauthorization again. Learn more about the process and the changes that could be enacted, read about the recommendations that NCOA and others proposed, and review the Aging Network programs and strategies supported by the Act.