Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization
Since 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has gained recognition as a unique and highly regarded statute that has stimulated the development of a comprehensive and coordinated service system. This system has contributed greatly to enhancing the lives of older individuals, family caregivers, and persons with disabilities.
In 2011 Congress will consider reauthorization and amendments to the OAA effective in FY 2012. In anticipation of this process, the Administration on Aging (AoA) is soliciting input concerning the reauthorization through three mechanisms: (1) AoA-Convened Listening Forums; (2) OAA Reauthorization Input Events; and (3) Direct Input via the AoA Website or Mail. Note that reauthorization input events registered on this site will be added to a special AoA web calendar. Our hope is that everyone who wants to provide input into the reauthorization process will attend a listening forum, a reauthorization event, and/or submit their views on-line. Additional information is provided at the links below.