The strength of the aging network is that it has the freedom to operate at the local community level. The Administration on Aging does not provide a prescriptive set of guidelines, but it establishes basic principles describing goals to be achieved at the local level.

AoA relates in a partnership manner with states and tribes, who use their sovereign relationship with regional and local service areas to designate area agencies to assess what is needed in their own communities and ensure that the funds are spent in ways that are responsive to those needs.

The section of the Library will describe programs at all levels of the aging network, and several of the key partners with whom they collaborate.

Public Policy & Aging Report: The Evolving Aging Network

April 17, 2015

This Public Policy & Aging Report contains four articles: The Aging Services Network: Broad Mandate and Increasing Responsibilities Evolution of the Aging Network: Modernization and Long-Term Care Initiatives The Aging Network: State of the States Toward Inclusion: A Public-Centered Approach to Promote Civic Engagement by the Elderly

How to Develop and Write a Grant Proposal

April 17, 2015

In preparation for writing a proposal, the report first discusses preliminary information gathering and preparation, developing ideas for the proposal, gathering community support, identifying funding resources, and seeking preliminary review of the proposal and support of relevant administrative officials. The second section of the report covers the actual writing of the proposal, from outlining of project goals, stating the… Read more »

Older Americans Act – Unofficial Compilation, as amended in 2006

April 17, 2015

Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1965 in response to concern by policymakers about a lack of community social services for older persons. The original legislation established authority for grants to States for community planning and social services, research and development projects, and personnel training in the field of aging. The law also… Read more »

Outline of 2006 Amendments to the Older Americans Act

April 17, 2015

The Administration on Aging (AoA) has developed this outline to assist the National Aging Network in understanding and implementing the 2006 Amendments to the Older Americans Act (OAA). By using the AoA outline you can go directly to those Amendments of the OAA that are of interest to you.

Dietary Reference Intakes and Dietary Guidelines in Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs

April 17, 2015

This report summarizes discussion and recommendations of the Issue Panel on Dietary Reference Intakes and Dietary Guidelines in Older Americans Act Nutrition Program, convened on February 11, 2002 in Baltimore, Maryland. Panelists included nutrition and aging researchers; individuals involved in policy development; federal, state, and local program administrators; and food industry representatives.