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Older Americans Act Reauthorization Signed Into Law

President Obama signed the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016 into law on Tuesday, April 19. The President first asked Congress to reauthorize this important legislation as part of his remarks at the White House Conference on Aging, held last July. “For more than 50 years, the Older Americans Act has helped people live the lives they want, with the people they choose, throughout their lives,” said Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee in a statement about the Act’s passage. “Through the aging services network, it has helped older adults continue to work, play and volunteer in their communities, to the great benefit of all. Because of the Older Americans Act, neighborhoods and organizations across the country are able to continue to draw upon the wealth of knowledge that comes only with life experience.” OAA services will greatly assist the more than 77 million people who will be age 60-plus in just a few years, and the more than 34 million people – mostly family and friends – who will be supporting them. For Secretary Greenlee’s entire statement, Click Here