• (Feb. 22) Hillsboro establishes first senior center.
• (Oct. 30) First annual meeting of Golden Years Inc. held at Marion.
• (February) Seniors organize at Florence and Peabody.
• (March) Burns organizes.
• (May) Marion organizes.
• (August) Goessel organizes.
• U.S. Congress passes Older Americans Act, making social services available to seniors of all income levels.
• OAA amended to establish permanent nutrition programs for seniors.
• OAA amended to create Area Agencies on Aging to work with counties on income assistance, information and referral, nutrition services, health services and treatment, homemaker services and transportation.
• Marion County voters approve tax levy up to 1 mill to fund a service program for seniors.
• (October) Lehigh, Tampa and Lincolnville organize.
• Durham organizes.
• (October) Golden Years Inc. of Marion County merges with Marion County Council on Aging to incorporate as Senior Citizens of Marion County.
• Marion County Department for Elderly established to administer county mill levy funds, coordinate services among community senior centers and serve as a link between Senior Citizens of Marion County’s 12-member board and the county commission.
• Ramona organizes.
• Marion Senior Center receives grant through OAA to build a “senior center focal point” to house the city’s seniors as well as the county’s Department for Elderly.
• Lehigh seniors vote to disband their organization.
• County’s Department for Elderly renamed Department on Aging.