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FOREWORD

Programs authorized under the Older Americans Act have become vital elements in the range of measures through which we seek to improve the lives of older people in this Nation.

The Older Americans Act as enacted in 1965, and amended in 1967, 1969, 1972, and 1973, has achieved a number of essential goals on behalf of the elderly: It strengthened and increased the visibility of the Admininistration on Aging within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; established, within the framework of titles III, VII, and IX, a comprehensive and coordinated system for the delivery of such services as transportation, employment, well-balanced hot meals served in a congregate setting, services to help older persons live independently in their own homes, and much more; provided grants to train skilled personnel needed in the newly developed programs focused on the elderly; authorized establishment and operation of multipurpose senior centers; implemented a program of research and demonstration projects to test innovative ideas; and amended a number of other acts to assure the participation of the elderly in their programs.

In 1975, amendments were enacted to extend the Act for two rALIS: to emphasize four priority areas for funding under title III-transportation, legal counseling, home repair and home services; and to direct the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights MARE & SOOT of are discrimination with a report of its findings to Congress and the President; among other things.

All programs authorized under the Older Americans AT £TE CUE to expire in September 1978. The Subcommittee on Arms will hoid a series of hearings to examine the progress and igas of these pregrams on the lives of the elderly, and w... TRUE USTE ZIE Programs in light of information provided by the Cm. Hughes CommissioL report, a survey of nutrition projects ennetused the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Eumst. Needs, and a survey of ArRE Agencies on Aging made by the subcommatise.

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FARENT & VILLIAMS J

Public Law 94-135 94th Congress, H. R. 3922 November 28, 1975

An Act

To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to establish certain social services programs for older Americans and to extend the authorizations of appropriations contained in such Act, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may Older be cited as the "Older Americans Amendments of 1975".

TITLE I-AMENDMENTS TO OLDER AMERICANS ACT
OF 1965

TRANSMISSION OF CERTAIN RECOMMENDATIONS RELATING TO FEDERAL
COUNCIL OF AGING

SEC. 101. (a) Section 205 (g) of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3015 (g)) (hereinafter in this title referred to as the "Act") is amended by striking out "eighteen months after enactment of this Act" and inserting in lieu thereof "January 1, 1976,”.

(b) Section 205 (h) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 3015 (h)) is amended by striking out "eighteen months after enactment of this Act," and inserting in lieu thereof "January 1, 1976,".

APPLICATION OF OTHER LAWS

SEC. 102. Title II of the Act (42 U.S.C. 3011 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section:

"APPLICATION OF OTHER LAWS

"SEC. 211. The provisions and requirements of the Act of December 5, 1974 (Public Law 93-510; 88 Stat. 1604) shall not apply to the administration of the provisions of this Act or to the administration of any program or activity under this Act.".

DEFINITION OF SOCIAL SERVICES

SEC. 103. Section 302 (1) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 3022 (1)) is amended

(1) in subparagraph (E) thereof, by striking out "or" at the end thereof; and

(2) by redesignating subparagraph (F) as subparagraph (H) and by inserting immediately after subparagraph (E) the following new subparagraphs:

(F) services designed to provide legal and other counseling services and assistance, including tax counseling and assistance and financial counseling, to older persons;

"(G) services designed to enable older persons to attain and maintain physical and mental well being through programs of regular physical activity and exercise; or".

89 STAT. 713

Americans
Amendments
of 1975.
42 USC 3001
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42 USC 3020a. 42 USC 4251

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