May 2015
Older Americans Month
Empowers Older Adults and
Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) — formerly known as the
Administration on Aging, celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans
for their contributions to the nation. In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Older
Americans Act (OAA), ACL is focused on how older adults are taking charge of their health,
getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others.
The OAA was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965. It provides a nationwide
aging services network and funding that helps older adults live with dignity in the
communities of their choice for as long as possible. These services include home-delivered
and congregate meals. We hope to use this Older
Americans Month as a vehicle for individual and
community empowerment. By promoting and
engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more
Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”
The senior nutrition program makes smart economic
sense. Senator Bernie Sanders, Vermont, former
Chairperson of the Health & Aging Subcommittee said
that “We can feed a senior for a full year for the cost
of one day in the hospital.”
Holiday Closing: All Meal sites are closed on May 25th for
Memorial Day except for the Clark House in Muscatine . During this
closure, there will be no home delivered meals.
Aging Services in Iowa
Iowa’s seniors receive a myriad of
services thru the 6 Area Agencies on
Aging in the State. Looking for services?
Contact your local Area Agency on Aging.
Iowa’s Nutrition Program includes:
 Congregate & Home
Delivered meals
 Nutrition Education
 Nutrition Counseling
 Wellness Programs
 All funded by Federal OAA
Nutrition education information is published monthly by Milestones Area Agency on Aging, 935 E 53 rd Street, Davenport, IA 52807, (563)324-9085 or toll free 1-800-892-9085. The Nutrition Program is funded by the Older Americans Act along with participant donations and administered by Milestones Area Agency on Aging for Appanoose, Clinton, Davis, Des Moines,
Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Muscatine, Scott, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne Counties.
Milestones Area Agency on Aging provides services and employment to all persons without regard to age, race, color, gender, n ational origin, creed, religion, political beliefs, marital/family
status, sexual orientation, genetic information or physical/mental disabilities in its employment practices or the provision of services except where it is a requirement of law.
For additional information, please see The Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965, Code of Iowa, Chapter 216.