Post Discussion: The OAA: Meeting the Needs of the Baby Boomers


The increasing numbers of baby boomers coupled with the federal deficit and budgetary woe’s has created concerns about how the program and service needs of the boomers will be met.


Yokum and Wagner (2014) state that there are many issues that need to be addressed related to the OAA and they pose the following question for consideration. “Should the federal program (OAA) continue to be a program that is entitlement based on age or should an individual’s level of need be the primary factor in allocation of OAA resources?” (page 46).


Discuss your response to this question. Defend your position.


Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.


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Niles-Yokum, K. & Wagner, D. (2014). The aging networks: A guide to programs and services (8th ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.