What LBJ’s Great Society Can Do for You

In continued celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act — part of Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society reforms — it seems worthwhile to take a look at what the act actually does for you. Many seniors are aware of programs specifically targeting them, like Medicaid, but that’s not part of the OAA. In fact, the OAA remains the primary piece of legislation focused on providing services to adults, aged 60 and over. The OAA encompasses everything from Adult Protective Services to the National Eldercare Locator Service. There’s a great introduction as a guest column at the Wallowa County Chieftain.
a group of senior citizens cheering