Friday, March 5, 2010

WOW Testifies at OAA Listening Session

Last week, the Administration on Aging (AoA) held one of several 2010 Listening Sessions on the Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA) in Alexandria, VA. The listening sessions allow the public to lend their voice to ongoing conversations concerning the reauthorization of OAA. At the hearing, WOW’s Associate Director of the Elder Economic Security Initiative, Stacy Sanders, provided testimony on the importance of evaluating the full array of support programs funded by OAA through the lens of economic security. Stacy offered the Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index (Elder Index) as a model for achieving this goal.

WOW will be holding its own listening sessions later this month and compiling a report on WOW’s recommendations for the Administration on Aging (AoA). So stay tuned for more information!

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