On Feb. 28, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D -OR) introduced H.R. 4122, a bill
"to reauthorize the Older Americans Act of 1965, and for other
purposes." Funding for the Older Americans Act Programs are at risk
because the Older Americans Act’s authorization ended in 2011.
The Center for Effective Government released a new report on the
potential impact of sequestration on older adults who rely on Meals on Wheels. Sequestration will only lead to more hospital and nursing home stays.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), chairman of the subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, held a hearing on June 19 to discuss the role of the Older Americans Act in addressing poverty and hunger among seniors. This hearing takes place as the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee attempts to pass the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act before the August recess.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on
Primary Health and Aging, last week introduced The Older Americans Act Amendments of 2013,
legislation to reauthorize and strengthen the Older Americans Act which
covers in-home services, Meals on Wheels, congregate meals, adult day
services and other vital services for seniors. LeadingAge supports this legislation because it reauthorizes the Older Americans Act that expired in September 2011.