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How to shape policy for an aging population

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Bobbi Jo Funke, an L.P.N. at St. Isidore Health Center of Greenwood Prairie in Plainview, checked a patient's pulse Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015.
Alex Kolyer for MPR News

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act. 

Enacted in 1965, the law provides services—like home-delivered meals, transportation, and caregiver support—to help about 11 million seniors nationwide stay as independent as possible. 

Two guests joined MPR News' Tom Weber to talk about how far we've come since then and what remains to be done.