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OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1978

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGING

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

S. 2850
TO AMEND THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT TO PROVIDE FOR
IMPROVED PROGRAMS FOR THE ELDERLY, AND FOR OTHER

PURPOSES AND RELATED BILLS

NEW ORLEANS, LA.—DECEMBER 16, 1977
WASHINGTON, D.C.-FEBRUARY 1, 3, 7, 8, AND APRIL 21, 1978

BLUE SPRINGS, M0.—MARCH 29, 1978
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—APRIL 24, 1978

Printed for the use of the Committee on Human Resources

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1979

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COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES

HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey, Chairman JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia JACOB K. JAVITS, New York CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island

RICHARD S. SCHWEIKER, Pennsylvania EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts ROBERT T. STAFFORD, Vermont GAYLORD NELSON, Wisconsin

ORRIN G. HATCH, Utah THOMAS F. EAGLETON, Missouri

JOHN H. CHAFEE, Rhode Island
ALAN CRANSTON, California

S. I. HAYAKAWA, California
WILLIAM D. HATHAWAY, Maine
DONALD W. RIEGLE, JR., Michigan

STEPHEN J. PARADISE, General Counsel and Staf Director

MARJORIE M. WHITTAKER, Chief Clerk
DON A. ZIMMERMAN, Minority Counsel
GREGORY Fusco, Minority Staj Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGING

THOMAS F. EAGLETON, Missouri, Chairman
EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts JOHN H. CHAFEE, Rhode Island
ALAN CRANSTON, California

S. I. HAYAKAWA, California
HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey
(ex officio)

MARCIA MCCORD, Professional Staf Member
JACKSON M. ANDREWS, Minority Counsel

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Henry, Dr. Aaron E., chairman, the National Caucus on the Black Aged,

Inc., accompanied by Dolores Davis, executive director, National Center

on Black Aged.. Dealaman, Doris, chosen freeholder, Somerset County, N.J., and member of

the board of directors of the National Association of Counties, accom

panied by James G. Koppel, legislative representative of NACO.Effman, George, chairman, National Indian Council on the Aging, Inc., ac

companied by Larry Curley, staff, National Indian Council on the Aging;

and Penny Eastman, law firm of Winston and Strand.. Lacayo, Carmela G., national executive director, Associacion Nacional Pro

Personas Mayores, accompanied by Jack Christy, general counsel.. Bloedow, Gerald A., president, National Association of State Units on

Aging, accompanied by Daniel A. Quirk, executive director ; Lou Glasse, director, New York State Office on Aging; and Leon Harper, president, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, accompanied by Ray Mastalish, executive director, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and Chris Harshbarger, executive director, AAA, Waterloo, Iowa, a panel--

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1978

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Anderson, John W., chairperson, National Association of Title VII Project

Directors
Stone, Hon. Richard (Dick), a U.S. Senator from the State of Florida...
Olsen, Jody, president, Meals-On-Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc.,
McDougle, Alice, director, Miami Meals on Wheels.-
Schwartz, Roger A., director, Food Research and Action Center, Inc., Wash-

ington, D.C. ; and Natalie D. Ruff, project director, Morris County De-
partment on Aging Nutrition Project for the Elderly, Morristown, N.J.--

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1978

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WASHINGTON, D.C.
McConnon, Robert J., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and

Training, U.S. Department of Labor.----
Ossofsky, Jack, executive director, National Council of Aging; accompanied

by Donald Davis, director of Title IX program for National Council on

Aging
Hutton, William R., executive director, National Council of Senior Citi-

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Martin, John B., legislative consultant to the National Retired Teachers

Association and the American Association of Retired Persons; accom

panied by Peter Hughes, legislative counsel.--
Kobell, Ruth E., legislative assistant, National Farmers Union
Garro, Sam, director of senior employment, New Jersey Green Thumb

Program
D'Angelo, Steve, director, Senior Home Security Program, Mayor's Office

for Senior Citizens, St. Louis, Mo.---

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1978

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BLUE SPRINGS, MO.
Baumgardener, Dale, Mayor, Blue Springs, Mo..
Walker, E. C., director, Missouri Office of Aging-
Myers, Goldeth, Warrenburg, Mo., accompanied by Nellie Utz, St. Joseph,

Mo.; Bina Davis, Bethany, Mo.; and J. P. Garrett, Richmond, Mo., a

panel of senior citizens... Bacon, Jean, executive director, Council on Aging, MARC (Mid-American

Regional Commission on Aging) ; Rick Westphal, executive director, District III, West Central Area on Aging; Susanne Walden, nutrition project director, Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging; Cathy Grosbeck, nutritionist, Title VII program, MARC; and Maria Boudreaux, regis

tered dietitian, a panel Raske, Cecilia, National Steering Committee, Gray Panthers..

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Cary, Dr. Lee J., director, Center for Aging Studies, University of Missouri,

Columbus
Hughes, Mamie, director, regional office; Harold McQuistan, deputy re-

gional director ; Dorothy Kennedy, program operations officer; and Mar-
jorie Jackson, Missouri State director, a panel.
Pennington, Lucille, R.S.V.P. worker, Chillicothe, Mo----
Ashby, Carrie, Collins, Mo., senior participant, Western Missouri Rural

Development Corp., accompanied by Helen Kling, staff_

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FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1978

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WASHINGTON, D.C.
Benedict, Robert C., Commissioner of Aging, accompanied by Donald F.

Reilly, Deputy Commissioner on Aging---
Martin, John B., legislative consultant, National Retired Teachers Associa-

tion and American Association of Retired Persons.
Davis, Dr. Dolores, executive director, National Center on Black Aged.
Ossofsky, Jack, executive director, National Council on Aging--
Duskin, Betty, director of research and policy, National Council of Senior

Citizens, accompanied by Lewis H. Ravin, project director, Title IX
program

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MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1978

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Faulkner, Dr. Audrey, director, Institute of Gerontology, Rutgers University

1407 Sheehan, Patricia, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Community

Affairs, accompanied by Jim Pennestri, State director, division of aging- 1412 Hamilton, Tom, director, Middlesex County Division on Aging; Peter

Shields, director, Union County Area Agency on Aging; and Robert Callaban, director, Sussex County Division on Aging, a panel.-

1421 Gardner, Lorraine, project director, City of Paterson ; Mary Johnson, proj

ect director, Jersey City; and Harry B. Zane, project director, Ocean County Nutrition Project for the Elderly, a panel of representatives from the New Jersey title VII program---

1429 Johnson, Rev. Jack, pastor, St. Andrew's United Methodist Church

1436 Costantin, Aldo, chairman, New Jersey Joint State Legislative Committee of the AARP-NRTA: and Harold Parsekian, retired senior volunteer representative and advisory council and board of trustees, Volunteer Bureau of Bergen County, a panel..

1440 Williams, Bessie Walker, executive director, Ven Vechten Community Or

ganization at Otto Kretchmer Homes for the Elderly, Newark, N.J-- 1444 Hodes, Philip J., representing Community Information and Referral Service Senior Fitness, Inc., Newark, N.J--

1447 Ringel, Lillian, Task Force on Aging, New Jersey Chapter of Social

1447 Edelson, Edith, legal assistant, Middlesex County Legal Services, representing New Jersey Senior Citizens Organization, and Concerned Committee for Institutionalized Elderly.

1448 Baker, Robert 8., Metuchen, N.J.-

1451 STATEMENTS Advocate Council on Aging of Western Region of United Way, Jack Gould, representing the, prepared statement

1197 Ahrens, Robert J., director, Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens and Handicapped, Chicago, and president, the Urban Elderly Coalition

386 Prepared statement

398 American Association of Homes for the Aging, David C. Crowley, executive vice president, prepared statement.

1371 Anderson, John W., chairperson, National Association of Title VII Project

772 Prepared statement.

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