The Older Americans Act

The Older Americans Act (OAA), originally passed in 1965, is the primary legislation that covers social and nutrition services for older persons and their caregivers. From meal delivery to respite care, OAA supports a wide range of social services and programs from both older individuals and their families. It also strengthens communities by improving socialization and independence for seniors. Committee Democrats are working to advance a reauthorization of the Older Americans Act that will allow millions of Americans across the country to age with dignity.