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To meet the diverse needs of the growing numbers of older persons in the United States, President Lyndon Johnson on August 14, 1965, signed into law the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA set out specific objectives for maintaining the dignity and welfare of older individuals and created the primary vehicle for organizing, coordinating, and providing community-based services and opportunities for older Americans and their families.

Unofficial Compilation of the OAA as Amended in 2006 - Administration on Aging Website
Basics of the OAA - George Washington University  
Layman's Guide to the OAA - Administration on Aging