President Signs Older Americans Act
President Barack Obama signed into law the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization of 2015, after it passed both chambers of Congress with unanimous support. LeadingAge commends the President for signing the OAA, which was 5 years overdue for reauthorization. LeadingAge appreciates the leadership of the Senate Health, ...
USDA Proposes New Ways to Improve Nutrition of Low-Income, Homebound Seniors
U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack announced a proposed rule that would for the first time ever allow grocery purchasing and delivery services run by government and nonprofit organizations to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as payment, allowing for home delivery to homebound seniors ...
Revised Community Based Independence for Seniors Act Introduced
A revised version of the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act was introduced by Rep. Linda Sanchez D-CA, Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR).
Study Shows More Seniors Hungry in the U.S.
Some 15% of seniors, about 9.3 million individuals, in the United States faced the threat of hunger, according to The State of Senior Hunger in America 2012: An Annual Report, a new report from the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) released a report. This report evaluates the extent of the threat of hunger among ...
Meals on Wheels: U.S. Senators Ask for Increased Funding
Primary Health and Aging Subcommittee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) encouraged 27 of his fellow Senators to advocate for increased funding for the Older Americans Act (OAA). These senators signed on to a joint letter to Sens. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), the chairman and ranking member of the appropriations subcommittee, ...