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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…
April 27, 2018 |
As April comes to a close, here is a look back at highlights from Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. We’ve also included links to resources from ACL, our grantees, and our federal partners to help support the year-round work of self-advocates and the network to expand opportunities for autistic…
March 29, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
We all know that good nutrition is the foundation of good health. Healthy eating can help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, prevent the onset of chronic diseases, reduce inflammation, and speed recovery from injuries. On the other hand, poor nutrition is connected to a variety of health…
March 28, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Santa Perez of People First of Nevada is a lot of things. “I am an advocate. I am a woman with a BA in Psychology. I sit on many committees around the state. I am a mom with a 15 year old son. I own my own home. Oh by the way, I have a disability!” she says in “Hear Me” a video produced by the…
March 27, 2018 | Annette Shea, Administration for Community Living Program Specialist
Able South Carolina is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) that has taken a leading role in promoting successful employment outcomes for the state’s youth with disabilities. Reflecting the independent living principle of “nothing about us without us,” 80% of Able SC’s staff are people with…

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