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September 21, 2018
The opioid crisis cuts across demographics, affecting people of all ages, races, income classes and genders, in all geographic areas, and both with and without disabilities.
September 20, 2018
The Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs is looking for examples of how congregate meals sites encourage participants to make voluntary contributions.   If you or your organization run a congregate meals program, we want to hear about what strategies you've used to collect or solicit voluntary contributions, and what worked well. A few select examples will be rolled out to other sites around the country and tested for their effectiveness, as part of an effort to learn what works and develop recommendations for congregate meals sites nationwide.  
September 20, 2018
U.S. News & World Report (9/20, Galvin) reports the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia is expected to increase significantly by 2060, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report estimates that the number will increase from five million in 2014 to 13.9 million by 2060, which would then be around 3.3% of the US population.
September 20, 2018
Vox (9/20, Smith) reports in “The Goods” blog that items “typically positioned as ‘useless’ in scathing roundups of products” for comedy purposes are often helpful for individuals with disabilities to live more independently.
September 20, 2018
Kaiser Health News (September 20)
September 19, 2018
CQ HealthBeat (September 19)--subscription required
September 19, 2018
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has recently completed redesigning the Older Americans Act (OAA) State Program Performance Report (SPR) and has almost finished development of a new, web-based tool for submission of those data.
September 19, 2018
Contributor Regina Cole wrote for Forbes (9/19) that “usually, it’s the stairs that make people move,” as “physical decline or a medical condition turn the daily climb to and from the bedroom into a dangerous undertaking” that can cause “elderly homeowners leave not only their homes, but also their communities.” Massachusetts interior designer Lisa Bonneville conducted research comparing “the costs of accessibility upgrades...with the cost of assisted living facilities
September 19, 2018
Cardiologist and author Sandeep Jauhar wrote for the New York Times (9/19) about the experience of joining “the ranks of the 15 million or so unpaid and untrained family caregivers for older adults in this country.” Jauhar described splitting care duties as part of this “largely invisible work force” that “spends, on average, nearly 30 hours a week providing care to relatives” at “an estimated more than $400 billion worth of annual unpaid time.” Jauhar said “the work t
September 18, 2018
Stephanie Kanowitz writes for the Washington Post (9/18) that children and seniors both benefit when children visit assisted-living facilities.

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