The Older Americans Act: Aging Well Since 1965

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This year marks an important milestone in the history of how our country supports its older citizens. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act (OAA) into law in July 1965. Over the past 50 years, the OAA has provided the nation with programs that allow millions of older Americans to continue living and thriving in the communities of their choice for as long as possible.

Through a national network of aging services and funding, the OAA offers a wide range of supports, including home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, preventive health services, transportation, job training, and elder abuse prevention.

While the Allegheny Community Center (ACC) provides a wide range of center-based services to older adults year-round, this anniversary offers an opportunity to emphasize how older adults can access the home- and community-based services they need to live independently in their communities. It is also an occasion to highlight how older adults are engaging with and making a difference in those communities.

The theme of this special observance is “Get into the Act.” Leading up to the OAA anniversary in July, the ACC will be conducting activities and providing tips on how to access center services and activities as well as access to home and community based services provided by Experience Inc., our local Area Agency on Aging. Additional opportunities to participate in classes or explore your creative talents add to the list of opportunities. If you’re newly retired or thinking about retirement, find out when the Explore Your Future series is offered. This program, developed by Temple University, assists you in determining the best ways to enjoy your senior years. All programs and offerings are designed to enrich your life and maximize the independence of older adults in our community.

Join us in commemorating this milestone anniversary!

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