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August 10, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
At ACL, our goal is to make community living possible for everyone. We believe community living should always be the expectation, and that older adults and people with disabilities should be able to live alongside people of all ages, with and without disabilities, with the same opportunities to…
July 26, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Earlier this month we celebrated Independence Day, commemorating the day in 1776 when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which asserted: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain…
June 22, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
The right to live independently, integrated into the community, is a cornerstone of the disability rights movement. It’s also the core of the mission for the Administration for Community Living — it’s even built into our name. ACL was created around the fundamental principle that all people,…
June 19, 2018 | Thom Campbell, TBI Program Manager, Administration on Disabilities at ACL
There’s a lot going on with ACL’s Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) program lately, and I wanted to share a few of the highlights. We recently awarded 24 three-year cooperative agreements under two new funding opportunities for ACL’s Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program. [This program…
June 15, 2018 | U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams and Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Elder abuse is a critical social, health, and economic problem. Approximately 10 percent of adults age 60 and older have experienced physical abuse, psychological or verbal abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation. Older Americans lose an estimated $2.9 billion a year as a result of…
June 14, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
On the eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Social Security Matters blog is featuring a guest post by ACL Administrator Lance Robertson offering practical tips to join the fight for elder justice. As Americans, we believe that people of all ages and abilities deserve to be treated fairly…
June 13, 2018 |
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. To mark the day, ACL we'll be collecting photos from social media of commemorations around the world. Bookmark this page and check back throughout the week for more photos.  
June 6, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Dr. Laura Mosqueda, Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse and Dean of the Keck School of Medicine at USC, describes how the opioid crisis is impacting older adults and answers questions from HHS Secretary Azar and Attorney General Sessions at the spring meeting of the Elder Justice…
May 16, 2018 | Hilary Dalin, Director of the Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services
The U.S. Senate designated yesterday, May 15, 2018 as National Senior Fraud Awareness Day. They took this action to raise awareness about the increasing fraudulent activities directed at older adults. Protecting the rights and preventing abuse of older adults and people with disabilities is a key…
May 3, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
May is Older Americans Month, a time when we recognize the contributions of older Americans and think about how we as Americans work together to support and value people over age 65. Our theme this year for Older Americans Month is “Engage at Every Age.” According to our just-released 2017 Profile…

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