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Celebrating 50 Years of the Older Americans Act

Each year during the month of May, we honor and recognize our older family members, neighbors, and friends for their important service and sacrifice to our country. This year marks an important milestone in the history of how our country supports its older citizens. 

Since 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has provided programs that allow millions of older Americans to receive the services and supports they need to continue living and thriving in their homes and communities for as long as possible. The 2015 Older Americans Month theme “Get into the Act,” focuses attention on the 50th anniversary of this landmark legislation.

Volunteers play an important role in the success of OAA programs by delivering a wide range of services, for example taking people to medical appointments, advocating for aging friendly communities, and serving hot meals at senior centers. Waushara County recently recognized 134 volunteers for their dedicated service.

The Waushara County Department of Aging provides services year-round that include home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, community-based assistance, preventive health services, elder abuse prevention, in-home support, public benefit assistance, transportation and much more. 

 

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