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Older Americans Act (OAA)

In response to the growing number of older people and their diverse needs, the OAA was created in 1965.

In response to the growing number of older people and their diverse needs, the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965 as amended calls for a range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Americans, especially those at risk of losing their independence. The Older Americans Act focuses on improving the lives of older people in areas of income, housing, health, employment, retirement and community services.