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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Policies Affecting Community-Based Social Services, Housing, and Transportation

Policies Affecting Community-Based Social Services, Housing, and Transportation

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(p.877) 82 Policies Affecting Community-Based Social Services, Housing, and Transportation
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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging
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Sharon Keigher

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0082

This chapter describes the essentials of “aging policy” in community services. The first section highlights the broad mandates of the federal Older Americans Act (OAA), the foundation of the U.S.'s “aging network” of state and local social services. The second section overviews federal housing policies that benefit low income and disabled older Americans. The third section highlights federal transportation programs benefiting older adults and their local challenges.

Keywords:   elderly, aging policy, Older Americans Act, community-based social services, social work practice

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