Evolution of Programs and Services for Aging Populations Over the Last Fifty Years

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Evolution of Programs and Services for Aging Populations Over the Last Fifty Years The objective of this study is to examine the evolution of programs and services for aging population over the last fifty years. Toward this end, this brief study will conduct a review of literature that addresses these shifts and changes in policy. The timeline of the history of the services and pogroms for the aging population in the United States is shown in the following timeline and an explanation for these develops will next follow the timeline. Timeline for Evolution of Programs and Services for Aging Population (Last 50 Years) 1935 Social Security Act/Old Age Survivors Insurance 1950 National Conferences on Aging 1952 First Federal Social Services Programs Funded 1956 Special Staff on Aging Created 1961 Federal Council on Aging Created & First White House Conference on Aging 1965 Older American Act 1972 National Nutrition Program 2006 - Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program became effective 2010 - Affordable Care Act was implemented 2011 - First of the baby boomers in America turned 65. 2011- Enactment of the Community Living Assistance and Supports (CLASS) program Description of Programs and Services In 1935 the Social Security Act was established to provide Old Age Assistance and Old Age Survivors Insurance and in 1950, then President Truman, held the first of all National Conferences on Aging and the first federal social service programs were funded for the

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