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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. 

November 15, 2017
Washington Post (November 15) New robotic hand named after Luke Skywalker helps amputee touch and feel again
November 12, 2017
The Wall Street Journal (11/12, Sadick, Subscription Publication, 6.45M) reported Americans aged 65 and older face the danger of falling, yet often do not disclose incidents of falls to family or healthcare professionals due to embarrassment or fear of losing independence.
November 9, 2017
ABA Blog (November 2017)—Features remarks from ACL Administrator Robertson Assistant secretary for aging shares priorities to aid older Americans, disabled During a plenary session at the American Bar Association National Aging and Law Conference on Oct. 27 in Silver Spring, Md., the Administration for Community Living’s assistant secretary for aging shared the priorities in his new role.
November 9, 2017
Forbes (November 6) Accenture, EY, Google, Microsoft and Other Leaders Find Great Value in Employees with Disabilities
November 8, 2017
Kaiser Health News (November 8) For Active Seniors, Cohousing Offers a Cozier Alternative to Downsizing
November 6, 2017
Fitness trainer and freelance writer Gabriella Boston writes an article for the Washington Post (11/6, 10.38M) “Wellness” section discussing the benefits and risks of exercise for seniors and offering some guidelines for how to do so safely and effectively. First off, “it’s never too late to start working out, says Justin Mullner, a D.C.
November 2, 2017
Kaiser Health News (11/2, Graham) reports on a recent meeting of the National Academies of Sciences’ Forum on Aging, Disability and Independence which focused on negative stereotypes that “portray older adults as out-of-touch, useless, feeble, incompetent, pitiful and irrelevant,” and experts’ advice on what can be done to counteract those stereotypes. The article provides strategies for challenging biases and embracing more positive images. Kathy Greenlee, former assistant secretary for aging in the U.S.
November 2, 2017 (November 2)—Mentions ACL and covers National Disability Employment Awareness Month event Eisenreich, Pride honored for inspirational work: Former Major Leaguers boosted awareness after playing with disabilities
November 2, 2017
Washington Post (November 2) Don’t just sit there: Never a dull moment at today’s 55-and-up communities
November 1, 2017
The New York Times (11/1, Hollow, Subscription Publication, 13.56M) highlights the nonprofit program Vaudeville Visits, which sends vaudeville performers to visit elderly hospital patients who are suffering from dementia. The article mentions that researchers have found that “clowning reduced moderate to severe behavioral symptoms of dementia.” Those findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society.

Last modified on 06/29/2017

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