Major Legislation Affecting Older Americans from 1960 Through 1969 Page: 2
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MAJOR LEGISLATION AFFECTING OLDER AMERICANS
FROM 1960 THROUGH 1969
The purpose of this paper is to briefly discuss major legislation
affecting older Americans from 1960 through September, 1969. A major
source used in preparation of the paper was the Developments in Aging,
a report prepared each year, beginning in 1963, by the Special Committee
on Aging in the United States Senate.
Legislation enacted during the sixties included Social Security
amendments such as increased retirement benefits, medicare and medicaid.
In addition special problems of older people were recognized through the
Older Americans Act, the Economic Opportunity Act, pertinent housing
legislation and through employment discrimination legislation.
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Howard, Evelyn. Major Legislation Affecting Older Americans from 1960 Through 1969, report, October 22, 1969; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1038993/m1/2/: accessed June 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.