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Announcements

July 8, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 3:00-4:00 pm ET The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center will welcome David Godfrey, J.D. to present the webinar, "It is all about the Future: Legal Planning Essentials for Persons with Dementia" on July 20, 2016. Webinar participants attend this webinar will:
July 6, 2016
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs Final Rule is Now Effective The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs final rule became effective on July 1, 2016.   A culmination of several years of collaborative work with states and other partners, this rule guides implementation of the portions of the Older Americans Act governing grants to states for operation of Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs. The rule addresses:
June 7, 2016
President Obama signed the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 into law today, reaffirming our nation’s commitment to the health and well-being of older adults. Earlier this year, the President called on Congress to reauthorize this important legislation as part of his remarks at the White House Conference on Aging.
May 16, 2016
This week the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention presented Assistant Secretary for Aging and ACL Administrator Kathy Greenlee with a Champion for Justice award. The award recognizes a public official who advances elder abuse prevention and innovation.
May 13, 2016
Final rule prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability; enhances language assistance for individuals with limited English proficiency.
May 13, 2016
Every June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to bring attention to the issue of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Want to host a WEAAD event in your community? Join us for a webinar on effectively getting the word out about your WEAAD event.
February 10, 2016
Upon confirmation of Dr. Thomas E. Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mr. Dan Berger was selected to serve as the Acting ACL Administrator and Acting Assistant Secretary for Aging.
February 1, 2016
ACL is committed to supporting states in developing effective Adult Protective Services (APS) systems to ensure all older Americans and people with disabilities have similar protections and access to services, regardless of where they live. As part of these efforts, last summer we released Draft Voluntary Consensus Guidelines for State APS Systems and asked for your feedback.
February 1, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the much-anticipated Elder Abuse Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Core Data Elements (PDF).

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