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Older Americans Act

Celebrate Older Americans Month by Fighting Senior Poverty

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Kevin Prindiville

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.

Senior Malnutrition: A National Nutrition Crisis

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

A lot of appropriate attention is focused on hunger and food insecurity as well as obesity. However, malnutrition, also known as undernutrition, is a bigger threat because of the deeper health consequences it creates.

It's Time to Invest in Nutrition

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

As Congress prepares to move its own budget process, it should embrace those proposals that constitute sound investments as compared to just expenditures. Older adults are an important resource to their families, their communities and their nation.

Why We Must Be Fearless In Strengthening Social Security And Medicare

Jo Ann Jenkins | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty
Jo Ann Jenkins

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.

When "at First glance" Deserves a Second Look

Ellie Hollander | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Ellie Hollander

This particular measure, which usually takes a back seat to the official poverty rate in the news and media reports, paints a far more realistic portrait of what seniors in America are really experiencing.

Why Not the Older Americans Act?

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

The American public's cynicism about Washington can diminish when bipartisanship prevails and bills become law. The most recent example of this was the signing into law of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by President Obama yesterday, July 22.

Numbers of Poor Seniors Would Increase Under Ryan Budget

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Kevin Prindiville

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.

Arthur Delaney

Budget Crunch Crunches Lunch

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More older Americans will miss meals and other services as federal spending fails to keep pace with rising need, according to a report r...

Arthur Delaney

Meals On Wheels Sequester Cuts Mean Layoffs, Waiting Lists, And Canceled Deliveries

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Budget cuts are stealing meals from elderly Americans all across the country, according to a new survey by the Meals On Wheels Associati...

Integrating LGBT Older Adults Into the Older Americans Act

Robert Espinoza | Posted 11.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

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.

45 Years of Helping Seniors Age in Place. What's Next? Economic Security.

Stacy Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Sanders

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.

A Second Chance at Life

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

Last week, nearly 200 Goodwill employees lobbied on Capitol Hill on behalf of people who have a great need for job training and career support, partic...