Election day, November 8, is right around the corner. Several federal laws protect the voting rights of older Americans and people with disabilities and require accessible polling places. Here are some voting resources for older adults and people with disabilities:
October 26, 2016
Today, the final rule for Independent Living (IL) programs went on display in the Federal Register. The rule was developed in close coordination with the independent living network and addresses the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Specifically, the final rule:
October 21, 2016
Tuesday, October 25 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET. ACL's Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP), in collaboration with consultant Tim McNeill, invites you to a business acumen webinar on Community Based Organizations (CBOs) Developing Meaningful Partnerships with Physician Practices.
October 20, 2016
Good oral health is critical for older adults and younger adults with disabilities. Poor oral health is largely preventable and linked to a person’s overall health and serious chronic diseases. Unfortunately, older adults and adults with disabilities are at high risk of having poor oral health due to inadequate access to services and certain disabilities that make oral hygiene tasks hard to complete and obtaining services even more difficult.
October 14, 2016
2017-2020 Title VI grant applications Monday, October 24, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET Teleconference phone number: 888-455-3131 and Passcode 1234567 Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation via WebEx with Meeting Number 990 792 577 Presenters: Shelly Zylstra, Aging Services Program Specialist, ACL/AoA Susan Raymond, Aging Services Program Specialist, ACL/AoA Title VI Grant Applications are Due on December 5, 2016!!!
October 12, 2016
ACL is working with a contractor to remind Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare Open Enrollment and the availability of volunteers from State Health Information and Assistance Programs (SHIP) to help make the most of Medicare coverage options. The matte release is as follows:
October 11, 2016
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) awarded a supplemental grant in the amount of $60,000 to the National Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC) to address a number of emerging issues. NORC provides significant training, technical assistance and program management expertise for state and local long-term care ombudsman (LTCO) programs.
October 11, 2016
The Administration for Community Living's Administration on Aging announces the awards for the Alzheimer's Disease Initiative: Specialized Supportive Services (ADI-SSS) program. The awards total $10,330,835 amongst eleven unique organizations in seven states. The 2016 Prevention and Public Health Fund provides the resources for these three-year awards. The funded projects will fill gaps in “dementia-capable” long-term services and supports by providing high quality, person-centered services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), and their caregivers.
October 11, 2016
ACL’s National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is seeking comments and will be hosting several listening sessions across the country to help inform future funding priorities and strategic direction. Mandated by Congress to develop a long-range plan every five years, NIDILRR is committed to incorporating input from key stakeholders—especially people with disabilities.
October 7, 2016
Grants totaling $3.75 million over three years were awarded to the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) to build business capacity in the aging and disability services networks. Both projects will work together to build on the previous accomplishments of ACL’s business acumen work and to complement other publicly and privately funded technical assistance resource centers addressing this critical issue.