The Older Americans Act (OAA) created the Administration on Aging (AoA). Congress passed the Older Americans Act in 1965 in response to concern by policymakers about a lack of community social services for older persons. In 1972, Title VII was created under the Older Americans Act authorizing funds for a national nutrition program for the elderly, for the purpose of reducing hunger and food insecurity, promoting socialization of older individuals, promoting the health and well-being of older individuals, and delaying adverse health conditions through access to nutrition and other disease prevention and health promotion services.
The OAA authorizes and provides appropriations to the AoA for three different nutrition programs under Title III:

Congregate Nutrition Services (Title III C1)
Home-Delivered Nutrition Services (Title III C2)
Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP).

This section of the Library highlights resources related to nutrition programs under the Older Americans Act, and also highlights other important laws, requirements and standards which affect the provision of senior nutrition services.

Affordable Care Act

April 15, 2015

The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010. On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold the health care law. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond.

Food Code 2013

April 17, 2015

The Food Code is a model for safeguarding public health and ensuring food is unadulterated and honestly presented when offered to the consumer. It represents FDA’s best advice for a uniform system of provisions that address the safety and protection of food offered at retail and in food service. This model is offered for adoption… Read more »

Código de Alimentario 2009

April 17, 2015

El Código de alimentos es un modelo para resguardar la salud pública y garantizar que los alimentos no se adulteren y se presenten de forma honesta al consumidor. Representa la mejor recomendación de la Administración de Medicamentos y Alimentos (FDA, Food and Drug Administration) para un sistema uniforme de disposiciones que apuntan a la seguridad… 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.