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Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 14th, 2015

On July 14, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed a ground-breaking piece of legislation: the Older Americans Act. The law was passed due to a growing concern about the lack of community social services for older adults. The law led to the establishment of the Administration on Aging and "created the foundation for a system of services and supports that enables millions of older adults in this country to continue to live independently as they age."

Today, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark legislation.

To demonstrate the impact of the OAA, the Administration for Community Living has released two infographics, which we share with you below. 

The first is a timeline of the last 50 years.


The second is a summary of the ways it has benefited older adults.


A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

HROTW: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 60 Seconds

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 20th, 2017

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