The Aging Services Network: Accomplishments and Challenges in Serving a Growing Elderly Population

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This issue brief and background paper outline the ongoing history, services, and expenditures associated with the Older Americans Act (OAA). The report also summarizes services that are funded through the OAA and other federal and state funds and are provided by the state and local agencies that comprise the Aging Services Network. Finally, key challenges to meeting the needs of the changing population are identified, especially with regards to service improvement and funding.
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O’Shaughnessy, Carol V.
Aging/Older Adults; Advocates
National Health Policy Forum
Older Americans Act (OAA); 1915c; Ombudsman
State Health Insurance Program; SHIP; area agencies on aging; AAA; 2006 Reauthorization; Vulnerable Older Population; Nutrition Services; Ombudsman;


Carol O’Shaughnessy

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