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History of Senior Center Funding

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Rebecca Freeman

on 7 October 2014

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History of Senior Center Funding
Social Security Act passed
By signing this act on August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt became the first president to advocate federal assistance for the elderly.
Lots of activity:
1950 Conference on Aging by Federal Security Agency.
1952 Fed funds appropriated for social services programs for older adults under Social Security Act.
1956 Federal Council on Aging
1958 Legislation introduced in Congress, calling for a White House Conference on Aging.
Older Americans Act signed into law on July 14, 1965- established the Administration on Aging and called for creation of State Units on Aging.
Title XVIII: Medicare
Title XIX: Medicaid

Older Americans Act Comprehensive Services Amendments established Area Agencies on Aging. The amendments added a new Title V, which authorized grants to local community agencies for multi-purpose senior centers.

Older Americans Act Amendments consolidated the Title III Area Agency on Aging administration and social services, the Title VII nutrition services, and the Title V multi-purpose senior centers.
HCCBG established in NC, under NCGS 143B-181.1(a)(11) to provide a “common funding stream” for coordinated system of home and community-based services and opportunities for older adults.

State authorized General Purpose funds.
SENATE BILL 1366- the sum of one million dollars for the 1997-98 fiscal year and the sum of two million dollars for the 1998-99 fiscal year shall be used to support existing senior centers and to assist in the development of new senior centers.
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