The Older Americans Act

For more than 50 years, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has provided critical social and nutrition services for seniors aged 60 and older, as well as their caregivers. OAA services and supports allow our nation’s most vulnerable seniors to remain healthier and independent at home, out of hospitals and nursing homes.

Read this one-pager to learn more about this vital legislation, our aging population and the actions Congress to take to strengthen the health and well-being of older adults, their families and communities across the country. (Updated April 2018.)