Older Americans Act

On August 14, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Older Americans Act (OAA) into law to meet the diverse needs of the growing numbers of older persons in the United States. The OAA set out specific objectives for maintaining the dignity and welfare of older individuals and created the primary vehicle for organizing, coordinating, and providing community-based services and opportunities for older Americans and their families.

OAA Reference

Layman's Guide to the OAA - Administration on Aging