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The 60th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act

The 60th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM) (PDT)


The Alliance on Aging will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Older Americans Act at the Monterey County Board of Supervisors meeting May 16, where a resolution honoring older Americans will be presented.

The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, Board of Supervisors Chamber, 168 West Alisal St., first floor, in Salinas.

Join other seniors from throughout the county by attending the meeting. Free bus passes to the event will be available and free sack lunches will be provided by the Monterey County Food Bank. Call Alliance on Aging/The HUB at (831) 646-5050 for more information.

By 2030, for the first time in American history, there will be more people over the age of 60 than under the age of 18. Every 10.3 seconds a Boomer turns 60 and 95-plus is the fastest-growing age group.

Alliance on Aging has provided essential services to seniors throughout Monterey County for more than 50 years. Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1965 in response to concern by policymakers about a lack of community social services for older persons. The original legislation established authority for grants to states for community planning and social services, research and development projects, and personnel training in the field of aging. The law also established the Administration on Aging (AoA) to administer the newly created grant programs and to serve as the federal focal point on matters concerning older persons.

Although older individuals may receive services under many other federal programs, today the OAA is considered to be a major vehicle for the organization and delivery of social and nutrition services to this group and their caregivers. The OAA also includes community service employment for low-income older Americans; training, research, and demonstration activities in the field of aging; and vulnerable elder rights protection activities.

Board of Supervisors Chamber
168 West Alisal St, First Floor
Salinas, 93901 United States
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM) (PDT)
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