KEY TALKING POINTS:
- Between 2011 and 2030, 78 million individuals who were born between 1946 and 1964 will reach the age of 65. This means the number of older adults in the U.S. will more than double, thereby increasing the demand on OAA services.
- Approximately 25 percent of the 625 area agencies on aging across the nation operate within county governments while another 28 percent operate within regional planning councils or councils of governments that often include counties.
- 56 percent of area agencies on aging rely on local funding streams – including from counties – to provide additional programs and services.
- Congress should appropriate FY 2022 funding for Older Americans Act programs at or above the level of $2.46 billion as authorized in the recently passed Supporting Older Americans Act.
- Congress should provide full funding for the OAA in future appropriations so that it can keep pace with our nation’s growing population of older adults.
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