NASW supports Older Americans Act advocacy efforts

Jun 14, 2024

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The Older Americans Act (OAA) funds social services and programs such as nutrition programs, family caregiver support, elder abuse prevention, and more. NASW submitted comments (bit.ly/NASW_OAA_2023comments) to the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in response to a proposed rule that would update federal regulations for programs that receive OAA funding; NASW supported the proposed rule and offered recommendations to strengthen the regulations. Read ACL’s final rule at https://acl.gov/OAArule. The OAA will expire on Sept. 30, 2024, and needs to be reauthorized by Congress. NASW is collaborating with other members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations to advocate with Congress for OAA reauthorization priorities. Visit www.lcao.org/issue-areas/community-services/ for information. To access recordings and testimony from the May 23 OAA reauthorization hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, visit https://www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/the-older-americans-act-the-local-impact-of-the-law-and-the-upcoming-reauthorization 

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