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October 10, 2014 |
By Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy, Administration for Community Living (ACL) Among working-age adults, most of us would likely agree that employment is a critically important part of our lives. Employment gives us a sense of purpose that comes with contributing to something bigger, offers a sense…
October 10, 2014 | Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging and ACL Administrator
This Sunday, June 15, is Father’s Day, a day devoted to honoring our fathers—and our father figures—for the love and support they have given us over the course of our lives. Fittingly, it is also World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), a day devoted to raising awareness of a serious world health…
October 10, 2014 | Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities
Twenty-four years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. The law’s passage signaled America’s commitment to achieving equality for all its citizens by providing long overdue protections for people with disabilities. We have made tremendous progress toward this goal, but…
October 10, 2014 | Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging and ACL Administrator
Over the course of my service as Assistant Secretary for Aging, one imperative has stood above all others: preventing elder abuse. I talk about it every chance I get, and it is something we all need to talk about. Preventing elder abuse must be part of the national conversation about how we care…
October 9, 2014 |
Today, we honor the anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the first Federal commitment to create a pathway to safety for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Before FVPSA’s passage on this day in 1984, domestic violence had long been a hidden problem…
July 25, 2014 | Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging and ACL Administrator
Today we join communities around the world in observing the International Day of Older Persons. October 1 was designated by the United Nations in 1990 to recognize the vital contributions of older people to the global community and to encourage member nations to thoughtfully address the aging of…
July 1, 2014 | Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration for Community Living
At the Administration for Community Living (ACL), we recognize the sacrifices caregivers make so the people they love can age with dignity and remain in their homes and communities as long as possible. Caregivers juggle personal and home care, transport their loved ones to medical appointments, and…
June 14, 2013 |
Elder abuse is a global public health issue. Abuse exists in both developing and developed countries and is typically underreported. Although the extent of elder mistreatment is unknown, its social and moral significance is clear. Elder abuse demands a global, multifaceted response that focuses on…
| Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
On Sunday, we will join communities around the world in observing the International Day of Older Persons. October 1 was designated by the United Nations in 1990 to recognize the vital contributions of older people globally and to encourage member nations to thoughtfully address their increasingly…

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