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Federal Agencies on Aging - Conclusion

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The federal departments and agencies discussed in this entry are the principal ones serving older people. In dispensing benefits (notably OASDI and Medicare), regulating the private sector (notably ERISA and ADEA), and promoting roles and dignity for older Americans (notably AoA and Senior Corps), these agencies have successfully promoted the interests of older people in American life. Many other "functional" or "generic" agencies also provide benefits for older people in the course of their work involving most or all Americans. The principal administrative challenge to all of these agencies is in coordinating and integrating their activities.



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