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Advancing independence and inclusion of older adults and people with disabilities

The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.

By funding services and supports provided primarily by networks of community-based organizations, and with investments in research, education, and innovation, ACL helps make this principle a reality for millions of Americans.  


Administration for Community Living: Strengthening Communities Video

Administration for Community Living: Strengthening Communities Video

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About Community Living

All people, regardless of age or disability, should be able to live independently and participate fully in their communities and have the right to make choices and control the decisions in and about their lives.

Federal Regulations for APS

On May 7, ACL published a final rule to establish the first-ever federal regulations for adult protective services (APS). The new regulations promote high-quality APS and will improve consistency in services across states. 

Important Info for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Action needed to protect coverage as COVID-19 eligibility provisions end.

Older Americans Month is Here

Each May, we celebrate Older Americans Month. The 2024 theme, Powered by Connection, highlights the importance of meaningful relationships and social connections on health and well-being.

Last modified on 01/11/2019

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