ERIC Number: ED254788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act: Hagerstown, Maryland. Hearing before the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session (March 31, 1984, Hagerstown, Maryland).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
This document presents testimony and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing held to gather information from Maryland residents on ways to improve the Older Americans Act, and to determine the needs of elders and whether or not those needs are being met. A brief history of the Older Americans Act, first passed in 1965 to improve the lives of senior citizens, is given. The need for reauthorization of this act over the years is described as a continuing effort to meet the special and changing needs of older adults. Statements are included from committee members, senior citizens, administrators, and service providers, suggesting changes and additions to the Older Americans Act. Testimony is given by Maryland directors of county commissions on aging, officers and volunteers from senior centers and programs, representatives of the Maryland Office on Aging and the Maryland Association of Senior Centers, and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. The need for flexibility, funding changes, and programs to help older citizens in the greatest need are discussed as possible changes to be included in the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
Identifiers: Congress 98th; Maryland; Older Americans Act 1965
Note: Document contains small print.