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Category: Older Americans Act

Older Americans Month 2020

May 1, 2020 Around the nation, older adults make their marks every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to the benefit of our communities. For 57 years, Older Americans Month has been observed to recognize older Americans and their contributions to our communities. Led…
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A Renewed Commitment to our Nation’s Older Adults

Mar 25, 2020 By Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living. Originally published on the HHS Blog. Today, our country affirmed the rights, dignity, independence, and well-being of older adults when President Trump signed HR4334, the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 into law. The law reauthorizes critical Older Americans…
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Elder Services on the North Shore

Mar 13, 2020 The Older Americans Act was enacted in 1965, and supports a range of home and community-based services, such as Meals On Wheels and other nutrition programs, in-home services, transportation, legal services, elder abuse prevention and caregivers support. The law established the system for funding local programs— Federal funds flow through the Massachusetts…
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I Have a Dream

Jan 17, 2020 This weekend, we remember and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  I recently read the full text of Dr. King’s memorable “I Have a Dream” speech, which he gave in August 1963 in Washington D.C. I had not read this speech since I was a high school student, and it…
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Civil Rights

Jan 18, 2019 This weekend, we remember and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  I recently read the full text of Dr. King’s memorable “I Have a Dream” speech, which he gave in August 1963 in Washington D.C. I had not read this speech since I was a high school student, and it…
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