ERIC Number: ED116839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-28
Reference Count: N/A
The Older Americans Act and the Rural Elderly. Hearing Before the Special Committee of Aging, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session, April 28, 1975.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Though amended in 1973, the Older Americans Act of 1965 has not met the needs of the rural elderly and was, consequently, the subject of these hearings by the Senate's Special Committee on Aging which consider proposed legislation under Title III of the Act to gain support for demonstration programs to assist older rural people and to improve the delivery systems of rural America. These hearings include testimony from (1) the Governor of Arkansas and the Director of the Arkansas State Office on Aging and Adult Services; (2) the Associate Dean of the University of Iowa's College of Medicine and the Chairman of the Iowa State Commission on the Aging; (3) the Executive Director of the South Carolina Commission on Aging; (4) the Director of the Title VII Nutrition Project; (5) a professor from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Sociology at Pennsylvania State University; (6) the Director of the Georgia Mountains Area Program on Aging; and (7) a consultant from the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Among the discussion topics recorded in these hearings are: (1) population distribution of the elderly; (2) revenue sharing; (3) equalization aid; (4) nutrition; (5) housing; (6) health care needs and delivery systems; (7) transportation; (8) model project funds; (9) flexibility for state programs; (10) Title III projects; (11) rural/urban differences. (JC)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Equalization Aid, Health, Housing, Legislation, Nutrition, Older Adults, Policy Formation, Population Distribution, Revenue Sharing, Rural Population, Rural Urban Differences, Social Services, Transportation
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Older Americans Act 1965