Enacted in 1965, this act was the first federal level initiative aimed at providing comprehensive services for older adults. It established the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) as well as state agencies on aging to address the social services needs of the elderly. The network provides funding for nutrition and supportive home and community-based services, disease prevention/health promotion services, elder rights programs, the National Family Caregiver Support Program, and the Native American Caregiver Support Program.