The Older Americans Act of 1965

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The Older Americans Act has provided essential community services for older people for over 40 years.  The program capacity, however, to meet the needs of older people for services like Meals on Wheels and caregiver support is declining as funding fails to keep pace with the growing population of older Americans.  This growing gap between OAA resources and the need for them in communities across America threaten the quality of life of millions of older persons today and many more in the future.   

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