Older Americans Act
A new campaign aims to bring more attention to the issue.
As established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, May is designated as Older Americans Month in the United States. The month provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate this Nation's older adults and our programs that are working.
As 2014 comes to a close, we look ahead to 2015 with great anticipation and a multitude of opportunities to disrupt aging. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and the Older Americans Act. It also is the 80th anniversary of Social Security.
The Ryan path devastates programs that now help millions of seniors stay out of poverty. It would tip the balance in the wrong direction for too many of our elders who struggle daily to make ends meet.
The federal Administration on Aging partners with more than 600 local agencies to distribute meals and other services to
"I thought about it for two or three days and I said, 'right now my health's pretty good,' and so I just gave it up," he
To be lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender, and to age into a system that offers marginal support for dealing with the consequences of discrimination, is a harsh reality for millions of LGBT older Americans.
How can we help our nation's seniors and their families even more? How can we make the Older Americans Act even better? For me, the answer is to make economic security part of the Older Americans Act.