? (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.