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On Sept. 19, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, introduced the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2012 to reauthorize and expand the Older Americans Act.
LeadingAge strongly supports this bill, and we praise Sen. Sanders and all 14 co-sponsors for their commitment to seniors and their families. The legislation would:
The legislation also includes increased support for family caregivers and would make gerontologists and geriatricians eligible for the National Health Services Corps.
“Millions of seniors today are hurting financially," said Sanders, "and we must give them the support they need to stay healthy in their homes and communities.”
The co-sponsors include: