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. 

August 23, 2017
New York Times (August 23) Age Like a Former Athlete
August 16, 2017
TIME (8/16, MacMillan, 6.82M) reports people who have “a purpose in life” may age better than those who do not, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. Researchers found that people “who reported having goals and a sense of meaning were less likely to have weak grip strength and slow walking speeds,” which are both “signs of declining physical ability and risk factors for disability.”
August 11, 2017
Washington Post (August 11) Gym-going seniors are benefiting from more than exercise
August 8, 2017
The New York Times (8/8, Bakalar, Subscription Publication, 14.49M) reports an analysis published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society found that older people who practice tai chi as an exercise could see improved balance and a lower risk of falling.
August 7, 2017
Huffington Post (August 7) Lyft, Uber Increasingly Offering Medical Transportation Services
August 6, 2017
The Columbus (OH) Dispatch (8/6, Candisky, 453K) spotlights Ohio’s Home Choice program which has transitioned “10,000 elderly, disabled or mentally ill Ohioans who qualify for Medicaid from an institutional setting into a home.” The arrangement “saves the tax-funded health-care program more than half of what it would cost if she were still in a nursing home.”
August 4, 2017
New York Times (August 4) Caregiving Is Hard Enough. Isolation Can Make it Unbearable. Many caregivers find themselves trapped at home, neglected by friends and family members who don’t understand how to help.
August 3, 2017
New York Times (August 3) Developmentally Disabled, and Going to College
August 3, 2017
New Program Encourages Volunteers to Regularly Share Meals with Holocaust Survivors. The Los Angeles Times (8/3, Kandil, 4.57M) reports the Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County launched a program this summer called Meal Partners, which matches volunteers with local Holocaust survivors and encourages them “to share a meal together on a regular basis.” The program is funded through a Department of Health and Human Services grant that was given
August 1, 2017
Kaiser Health News (August 1) Many Still Sidestep End-of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds

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