Older Americans Act

The Department of Aging Advisory Council celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act at the July 17th meeting which was held at the Boy Scouts of America Greater Cleveland Council building on Woodland Avenue.

In 1965 Congress enacted the Older Americans Act, which established the US Administration on Aging as well as state agencies to address the social services needs of older people. The Act is considered the major vehicle for promoting the delivery of social services to the aging population. 

The City of Cleveland Department of Aging receives funding from the Older Americans Act for two different programs: supportive services and Aging and Disability Resource Center services. The resource center provides information and assistance, long term options counseling and the Economic Security Project. Typically there are up to three SCEP workers at the agency.

William C. Rieter