Headlines alert us to the impact of the aging of America. The "silver tsunami" or "age wave" is already here as over 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the age of 65 every single day. One quarter of today's 65-year-olds will live past the age of 90 and will experience many of their daily chores turning into insurmountable everyday challenges. These seniors already represent the fastest growing population segment in the U.S.
The Older American's Act (OAA) has been the primary piece of federal legislation supporting social and nutrition services of Americans age 60 and older since 1965.
OAA programs are vital for seniors who are at a significant risk of hunger, isolation, and losing their ability to live independently.
Title III of the OAA establishes a grant system to fund programs that address the unique needs of vulnerable seniors.
We urge you to contact your local representatives and ask them to support the dignity of our seniors by supporting full funding to the Older American's Act.