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In April 1956, the President established the Federal Council on Aging, comprising representatives from the Department of Agriculture, the Civil Service Commission, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Housing and Home Finance Agency, Department of the Interior, Department of Labor, National Science Foundation, Office of Defense Mobilization, Small Business Administration, Department of the Treasury, and the Veterans' Administration.
One of the first actions of the Federal Council was to join with the Council of State Governments in calling another Federal-State Conference on Aging. Document No. 2 in this volume (p. 49) is an account of this Conference which was held in Washington, D. C. on June 5–7, 1956. In preparation for the Conference the Federal Council on Aging prepared a descriptive inventory of existing programs of the Federal Government for the benefit of older persons (document No. 3 of this volume, p. 111). The Council of State Governments also prepared for use of the Conference a survey of the organization and activities of the official State groups on aging (document No. 6 in this volume, 191) and a summary of recommendations on problems of the aging compiled from reports of these State agencies (document No. 7 in this volume, p. 275).
The seven documents in this volume indicate the scope of the problems facing older people in modern America. Subsequent volumes in the series will provide basic documentary material on some of the most important of these problems.
Agencies, September 8–10, 1952. Published by Committee on Aging
nors' conference, August 1955, a summary of the problem of aging
of State Governments, Chicago, Ill., August, 1955.
compiled from reports of State agencies. The Councli of rtate
Governments, Chicago, Ill., 1956.