Older Americans Act Program
The Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging (DSAAA) provides funding to providers for services that enrich the lives of older adults and their family caregivers. Such as State Congregate Nutrition and Home Delivered Meals.
To help accomplish this goal, the DSAAA awards Older American Act funding (authorized under Title III of the Act) to agencies and organizations that provide direct services for people age 60+ and their caregivers.
We also receive local support through the Northwest Regional Development Commission tax levy and other means of county financial support.
About the Older Americans Act
The Older Americans Act (OAA) was
signed into law on July 14, 1965. The
original Act created the Administration
on Aging and authorized grants to states
for community planning, services,
research, and demonstration and
training projects in the field of aging.
Later amendments provided grants to area agencies on aging to identify local needs and for planning and funding of services. Services funded are to (1) help older persons secure and maintain maximum independence and dignity in a home environment, (2) remove barriers to independence for older persons, and
(3) provide a continuum of care for the vulnerable elderly.
The Act was reauthorized and amended in 2000, at which time the National Family Caregiver Support Program was established to support family, friends and neighbors caring for older person as well as for grandparents and other older relatives caring for children.
To learn more about the Older Americans Act Program contact the
Senior LinkAge Line at (800) 333-2433!