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Administration on Aging (AoA)

Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016

The 2016 OAA Act reauthorizes programs for FY 2017 through FY 2019. It includes provisions that aim to protect vulnerable elders by strengthening the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program and elder abuse screening and prevention efforts. It also promotes the delivery of evidence-based programs, such as falls prevention and chronic disease self-management programs.

Read the official compilation of the OAA of 1965, as amended through P.L. 114-144 (PDF, 903KB). The 2016 law included a provision that required the Assistant Secretary for Aging to issue guidance to States (PDF, 358KB) about to serving Holocaust survivors, including guidance on promising practices for conducting outreach to that population.

Read ACL’s overview of the key changes (PDF, 48KB). Our FAQ (PDF, 66KB) provides additional details. The FAQ will be updated as questions are received.

Last Modified: 1/12/2017