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Call to Action

State Action

The California Assembly has proposed budgeting $10 million in recurring annual funding for Senior Nutrition Programs, whereas the California Senate has not taken action to support it. It is now up to the State’s Budget Conference Committee and they need to hear from their constituents to support Meals on Wheels and Senior Center Lunch Programs.

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Federal Action

We call on you to continue to help us build on the bipartisan support that exists for Older Americans Act (OAA) Home-Delivered and Congregate Nutrition Programs and the foundational $59 million increase that was provided to these programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 and advocate to further increase funding for OAA Nutrition Programs by $100 million over FY 2018 levels, for a total of $996.7 million in funding for FY 2019.

Click the button below, then click “take action” under FY 2019 Nutrition Appropriations to tell Congress that seniors deserve to get their part of the 2019 budget.

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The Older Americans Act saves the lives of seniors
and saves the economy

Congressman Mimi Walters with Meals on Wheels Orange County’s CEO Holly Hagler.

Buffy Moelke, Director of Social Services for Meals on Wheels Orange County is delivering paper plates created by our seniors asking for Representative Alan Lowenthal’s support for increased funding for the Older Americans Act.

Claudio Gallegos, District Director for Congressman Lou Correa receives paper plates from Janice Mazza, a participant in the senior lunch program at the Brookhurst Community Center in Anaheim.

Seniors at the Cypress Senior Center are participating in the #SaveLunch campaign by writing personal messages to Congress on plates that will be delivered to their Congressmen!

  • $12.13 million to Orange County in 2015
  • Nonprofit subcontractors increase the impact of OAA funding through support services:
    • Meals on Wheels, Case Management, and Home Services
    • Senior Center Lunch Programs
    • Aging & Disability Resource Center
    • Adult Day Care and Legal Services
    • Long-term Care Ombudsman
    • Family Care Giver Support
    • Elder Abuse & Neglect Prevention.
  • Programs save Medicaid and Medicare dollars
  • Programs reduce hospitalizations and institutionalization
  • Programs Increase wellness, dignity, and independence

Call your local representatives

and tell them you favor the sustained funding of The Older Americans Act – Senior Nutrition Programs.

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Thank you for being an advocate for this very important funding.