2017 Hurricane Response

In the News

In the News is a collection of news stories about aging and disability issues, as well as news stories about ACL and ACL programs.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

October 13, 2017
Next Avenue (October 13) How Can We Keep People Out of Nursing Homes?
October 12, 2017
CNN (October 12) The little red pill being pushed on the elderly CNN investigation exposes inappropriate use of drug in nursing homes.
October 11, 2017
U.S. News & World Report (10/11, Soergel, 1.73M) discusses how states are addressing the US’ growing and changing aging population, saying they are taking into consideration that many older adults are more inclined to continue working and participate in active lifestyles than previous generations. The article says U.S.
October 6, 2017
Disability Scoop (October 6) Congressional Group Prioritizing Disability Employment A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers is coming together in an effort to promote policies aimed at increasing employment among people with developmental disabilities.
October 3, 2017
USA Today (10/3, Weintraub, 8.62M) reports that according to a new report to be released today by the advocacy group UsAgainstAlzheimer, American families are decreasingly able to provide care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s. American families have fewer financial resources and “Medicare and Medicaid are simply not prepared to cope with the growing numbers of people with this disease,” according to UsAgainstAlzheimer chairman George Vradenburg.
October 3, 2017
The Hill (October 3) House clears bill to combat crimes against elderly The House cleared legislation on Tuesday to enhance law enforcement efforts against crimes that are targeted at the elderly. The crimes include financial exploitation, fraud, physical and emotional abuse, and neglect. Lawmakers approved the Elder Abuse Prevention and Protection Act of 2017 by voice vote, sending it to President Trump’s desk for a final signature.
October 2, 2017
Reuters (10/2, Lehman) reports that “less than an extra hour a week of moderate exercise” can lead to significant improvements in aiding the mobility of those over 70, according to a recent study.
October 1, 2017
Tahlequah Daily Press (October 1) Mentions ACL Administrator Lance Robertson and Director Cynthia LaCounte Cherokee Elder Care celebrates National PACE Month
September 27, 2017
The Washington Post (September 27) The new reality of old age in America
September 27, 2017
Edwin Walker (left), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, participates in Politico's panel discussion on Aging in America.  

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