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COMPREHENSIVE OLDER AMERICANS SERVICES
AMENDMENTS OF 1973 AND RELATED PROGRAMS

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON SELECT EDUCATION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

PUBLIC LAW 93–29

AN ACT TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT
OF NEW OR IMPROVED PROGRAMS TO HELP OLDER PER-
SONS THROUGH GRANTS TO THE STATES FOR COMMUNITY
PLANNING AND SERVICES AND FOR TRAINING, THROUGH
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, OR TRAINING PROJECT
GRANTS, AND TO ESTABLISH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT
OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AN OPERATING
AGENCY TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "ADMINISTRATION

ON AGING”

HEARINGS HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
JANUARY 30, 31; FEBRUARY 3, AND 4, 1975

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

CARL D. PERKINS, Chairman

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

48-087 0

WASHINGTON : 1975

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Chairman FRANK THOMPSON, JR., New Jersey

ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania

JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio DOMINICK V. DANIELS, New Jersey

ALPHONZO BELL, California JOHN BRADEMAS, Indiana

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan

MARVIN L. ESCH, Michigan AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California EDWIN D. ESHLEMAN, Pennsylvania WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan

PETER A. PEYSER, New York PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii (on leave)

RONALD A. SARASIN, Connecticut LLOYD MEEDS, Washington

JOHN BUCHANAN, Alabama PHILLIP BURTON, California

JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania

LARRY PRESSLER, South Dakota WILLIAM “BILL" CLAY, Missouri

WILLIAM F. GOODLING, Pennsylvania SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, New York

VIRGINIA SMITH, Nebraska
MARIO BIAGGI, New York
IKE ANDREWS, North Carolina
WILLIAM LEHMAN, Florida
JAIME BENITEZ, Puerto Rico
MICHAEL T. BLOUIN, Iowa
ROBERT J. CORNELL, Wisconsin
THEODORE M. (Ted) RISENHOOVER,

Oklahoma
PAUL SIMON, Illinois
EDWARD BEARD, Rhode Island
LEO C. ZEFERETTI, New York
GEORGE MILLER, California
RONALD M. MOTTL, Ohio
TIM L. HALL, Illinois

SUBCOMMITTEE ON SELECT EDUCATION

JOHN BRADEMAS, Indiana, Chairman PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii (on leave)

ALPHONZO BELL, California LLOYD MEEDS, Washington

PETER A. PEYSER, New York SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, New York

JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont WILLIAM LEHMAN, Florida

LARRY PRESSLER, South Dakota ROBERT CORNELL, Wisconsin

ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota, ex officio EDWARD BEARD, Rhode Island LEO C. ZEFERETTI, New York GEORGE MILLER, California TIM L. HALL, Illinois CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, ex officio

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CONTENTS

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Hearings held in Washington, D.C.:

January 30, 1975.

January 31, 1975.

February 3, 1975.

February 4, 1975..

Text of Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended.

Statement of -

Adkins, Bertha S., Chairman, Federal Council on the Aging-

Ahrens, Robert J., Director, Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens, Member

of Urban Elderly Coalition Chicago, II.-

Balzano, M ael, Director, ACTION.

Barton, Weldon V., director, Governmental Services, National Farmers

Union.

Bechill, William, associate professor, School of Social Work and

Community Planning, University of Maryland.
Carstenson, Blue, president, Carstenson & Associates, accompanied

by Eleanor Slater, director, Division on Aging-Rhode Island. -
Flemming, Hon. Arthur S., Commissioner, Administration on Aging,

HEW, accompanied by: Stanley B. Thomas, Assistant Secretary

for Human Development, HEW.
Gonia, Robert E., director, Top of Alabama Regional Council of

Governments, Area Agency on Aging, Chairperson of the National

Association of Area Agencies on Aging --

Hutton, William R., executive director, National Council of Senior

Citizens.

Martin John B., legislative consultant, National Retired Teachers

Association and American Association of Retired Persons, ac-

companied by: Peter Hughes, legislative representative.

Nathanson, Paul, executive director, National Senior Citizens Law

Center

Ossofsky, executive director, the National Council on the Aging--
Risenhoover, Hon. Theodore M., a Representative in Congress from

the State of Oklahoma-
Sainer, Janet S., director of programs, Aging Community Services

Society of New York.--
Streib, Gordon F., chairman, Public Information Committee American

Gerontological Society -

Walker, Harry F., executive director, Commission on Aging, Maryland

president, National Association of State Units on Aging, accom-

panied by Louise Gerrard executive director, West Virginia Com-

mission on Aging, first vice president, National Association of State

Units on Aging--

Woodruff, Diana, assistant professor, psychologyEthel Percy

Andrus Gerontology Center, Los Angeles, Calif...

Prepared statements, letters, supplemental material, etc.:

Adkins, Bertha S., Chairman, Federal Council on the Aging:

Letter from Roy L. Ash, Director, Executive Office to the

President.--

Prepared statement of ..

Ahrens, Robert J., director, Chicago Mayor's Office for Senior

Citizens:

Prepared statement of

Prepared statement to the City Council Finance Committee-

“Proposed Revisions to the Older Americans Act of 1965, as

Amended,” a document-

Resolution from Social Service Committee for consideration by

the Chicago Planning Council on Aging, January 30, 1975.-

“Senior Citizens and the City of Chicago 1975 Budget,” a report.

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Prepared statements, letters, supplemental material, etc.—Continued

Balzano, Michael P., Director, ACTION:

Prepared statement of..

Responses of Mr. Balzano to questions asked by Chairman

Brademas.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program, prepared statement of, sub-

mitted by
Beard, Hon. Edward P., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Rhode Island, letter to Chairman Brademas, dated Jan-

uary 31, 1975
Bechiil, William D., University of Maryland School of Social Work

and Community Planning, Baltimore, Md., prepared statement of
Brennan, Peter J., Secretary of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor,

Washington, D.C., letter to Chairman Brademas, dated January

30, 1975..

Carstenson, Dr. Blue, president, Carstenson & Associates, and the

American Manpower & Aging Advisory Service:

Prepared statement of

Summary of recommendations.

Crowley, David C., exe ative director, Ohio Commission on Aging:

“A Consensus of Views of Executives of State Units on Aging

From Several States at an Executive Seminar at Columbus,

Ohio," a document.

Addendum to the Columbus, Ohio, statement-

Prepared statement of

Flemming, Arthur S., Commissioner On Aging, Department of Health,

Education, and Welfare, letter to Chairman Brademas, enclosing

questions and answers, dated February 4, 1975.-

Gonia, Bob, director, Area Agency on Aging, Top of Alabama Regional

Council of Governments, prepared statement of ..

Hutton, William R., executive director, National Council of Senior

Citizens, Washington, D.C.:

Letter to Chairman Brademas, dated February 14, 1975--

Prepared statement of

Martin John B., National Retired Teachers Association and the

American Association of Retired Persons, prepared statement of.---

Nathanson, Paul S., executive director, National Senior Citizens

Law Center, Los Angeles, Calif., prepared statement of

Ossofsky, Jack, executive director, the National Council on the Aging:

Letter to Chairman Brademas, dated February 11, 1975.-

Prepared statement of..

Robinson, Boone, executive secretary, State of California Commission

on Aging, letter, dated January 30, 1975.-

Serchuk, Max, president, Florida State Council for Senior Citizens,

“Brief Outline of Recommendations,” a document.

Slater, Eleanor, director, Rhode Island Division on Aging, prepared

statement of.

Streib, Gordon F., Ph. D., chairman, Public Information Committee,

Gerontology Society:

"1,500 Call in During 4-Hour WNET Retirement Show," a news-

paper article

Prepared statement of..

Thomas, Stanley B., Jr., Assistant Secretary for Human Development,

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, letter enclosing

questions and answers, dated February 5, 1975.--

Walker, Harry, president, National Association of State Units on

Aging:

Letter to Chairman Brademas, dated February 10, 1975, en-

closing comments on questions -

Prepared statement of...

Woodruff, Diana, assistant professor, psychology, Ethel Percy An-

drus Gerontology Center, Los Angeles, Calif.:

“Biofeedback-Implications for Gerontology," an article entitled

Prepared statement of.

“The Usefulness of the Life-Span Approach for the Psychophysi-

ology of Aging,” an article entitled

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'ACTION'may lose 3 programs for elderly," newspaper article entitled.--

Beattie, Walter M., Jr., president, Association for Gerontology in Higher

Education, letter to Chairman Brademas, dated February 14, 1975...

Bowley, Joe human services coordinator, Brea, Calif.:

"ACT Stays Active For Senior Citizens,” article entitled...

“Brea Groups To Participate in Disneyland Awards Venture,” a

newspaper article..

“Brea Hosts Special Meeting,” newspaper article entitled.

"Brea Senior Citizens Like Service Plan,” newspaper article entitled.--

"Brea Seniors Say Thanks,” newspaper article entitled.

"Brea To Hire Seniors,” newspaper article entitled..

“City Services Group Plans Safari Trip,” newspaper article entitled.

"City To Help TLC Program," newspaper article entitled.-

"Forever Young Club Plans New Year Fete," a newspaper article--:

Letter from James A. Setterlund, principal, Brea Junior High School,

dated January 27, 1975..

Letter to Wayne Wedin, Brea City Manager, dated February 27,

1975.

“Old Chronologically, But Young in Spirit,” newspaper article

entitled.

“Our President, Nella DiCario,” article entitled

“Richard Wolfe, Exceptional Member," newspaper article entitled.

"Seniors Bring Transportation,” newspaper article entitled.

“Senior Citizens Activities in Brea Set in September,” article entitled.

Senior Citizens Flu Shot Clinic Slated Friday,” a newspaper article.

“Senior Citizen Jobs Open,” article entitled.

"Senior Citizen Kitchen Band In Concert Tuesday," article entitled.

"Senior Citizens of Brea,” newspaper article entitled.

“Social Services Open House Marks Official Dedication,” newspaper

article entitled..

33 Glaucoma Referrals Found in Eye Screening," a newspaper

article

Davis, Ellsworth L., chairperson, board of directors, Quinebaug Valley

Senior Citizens Center, Brooklyn, Conn., letter to Douglas Beals,

Bristol, Conn., dated January 27, 1975.
Dowling, Richard J., director, Governmental Affairs, American Speech and

Hearing Association, Washington, D.C., letter to Chairman Brademas

enclosing three articles, dated March 17, 1975.--
Escalante, Jacob, chairman, the Papago Tribe, Sells, Ariz., letter to

Chairman Brademas enclosing a report, dated February 7, 1975-

Hughes, Mrs. Edward L., coordinator, Department of Human Resources,

Program on Aging, Salem, Oreg., letter to Chairman Brademas, dated

February 19, 1975---

La Voie, Ďiantha B., R.D., project director, Nutrition Program for the

Elderly, Community Action Association Inc., Fairmont, W. Va., letter

to Chairman Brademas, dated January 31, 1975..

Letter to Chairman Brademas from ACŤION, dated February 14, 1975.-

McSweeney, John B., administrator, Department of Human Resources,

Division for Aging Services, Carson City, Nev., letter to Chairman

Brademas, dated February 25, 1975.-

Meyers, Daniel M., director, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Rochester,

N.Y., letter to Congressman Conable, dated January 31, 1975.-

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