WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 15, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) released the following statement to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA):
“For 50 years, the Older Americans Act has provided services and funding to help elderly Americans live with dignity and purpose. Far reaching in its efforts, the law has helped states like Ohio create strong networks and agencies that deliver critical services to seniors, such as food and nutrition assistance, housing, transportation, preventive health care, caregiver support and elder abuse prevention.
“America’s elderly population is rapidly growing, but funding for their care is not. This lack of funding can lead to unmet needs, burdening American families and increasing reliance on costly medical and institutional care. Providing Ohio’s seniors with quality care is one of my top priorities. I will continue to fight to strengthen the Older Americans Act and ensure a better quality of life for all seniors.”