THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT (OAA) has been the primary piece of federal legislation supporting social and nutrition services to Americans age 60 and older since 1965. OAA programs are vital for seniors who are at significant risk of hunger, isolation and of losing their ability to live independently. Title III of the OAA establishes a grant system to fund programs that address the unique needs of vulnerable seniors.
These include services such as:
- Home-delivered meals and meals served in group
- settings such as senior centers
- Transportation services
- Personal care and homemaker services
- Caregiver assistance