Get into the Act. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act.

The Older Americans Act: Aging Well Since 1965

Get into the Act: Share Your Story!

This year marks an important milestone in the history of how our country supports its older citizens. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA), we are reminded of the vast opportunities for growth, enrichment, and connection that exist in communities across the nation.

Through a network of state units on aging, tribal organizations, area agencies on aging, and thousands of volunteers, the OAA allows millions of Americans to receive the services and supports they need to continue living and thriving in the communities of their choice for as long as possible.

In honor of this important anniversary, the Administration for Community Living is highlighting the ways the OAA has positively shaped the lives of older adults and their families across the United States. We are looking for stories about everything from the benefits of home-delivered meals to transportation services; elder abuse prevention efforts to caregiver respite; and anything else you care to share about how the OAA has improved your life.

In order to make this celebration truly successful, we need your help. Please use the following form to “Get into the Act” and tell us about the difference that OAA-funded programs have made in your life or the lives of your family, friends, neighbors, or constituents. Share your experience through a short story, photos, and/or video.

Note: Stories, photos, and or videos submitted through this web form, along with your name, may be featured on and posted on ACL social media channels. By submitting a story, photo, and/or video, you grant ACL a royalty-free, irrevocable right to publish, display, or create derivative works of the submission, or otherwise use the work for Federal purposes, and also to authorize others to do so

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Please share your photos by emailing them to Remember to place “OAA50 Photo Submission” in the subject line.


Provide us with a link to a video you’ve uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or other video sharing service. Videos should not be longer than 3 minutes.


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Last Modified: 12/1/2016