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October 10, 2014 | Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging and ACL Administrator
In recent years, the United States has experienced a number of significant natural disasters. Several of these events happened with little or no warning. One key lesson that we have learned from these unfortunate circumstances is to "be prepared," a message that is especially important for older…
October 10, 2014 | Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator of ACL and Senior Advisor on Disability Policy, HHS
On June 6, 2014, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued important guidance on implementing Section 2402(a) of the Affordable Care Act. This provision of the law requires the Secretary to ensure all states develop systems for delivery of home and community-based services and…
October 10, 2014 | Wendy Spencer Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging and ACL Administrator
Whether they’re designing new digital programs to tutor students in mathematics or organizing meal programs for elderly neighbors; whether they’re driving veterans to doctor appointments or visiting patients in nearby hospitals, older Americans are transforming lives and communities across the…
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 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…

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