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Straight Talk for Seniors©
National Council on Aging
by Marci Phillips
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Final FY18 Funding Good News for Aging Services 

Marci Phillips
Marci Phillips

The "omnibus" appropriations bill that the President signed on March 23 is good news for older adults and their families who rely on aging services programs.

The legislation, which finalizes all 12 fiscal year 2018 appropriations bills, rejected many Administration and Congressional proposals to cut or eliminate programs—and even includes significant increases for some of them.

This is a critical win for older adults, their families, and the organizations that serve them. Important health and economic security programs were preserved, and investments will allow some programs to begin meeting the growing needs of older adults.

What’s in the bill

The following programs were preserved and/or received increases: