ACL Blog 2020

For many of us, the holidays are a joyful time, filled with opportunities to celebrate with friends and family. For people who are socially isolated, the holidays can bring opportunities to reconnect with loved ones, as families who live far apart and extended family members find ways to celebrate traditions.  
As National Family Caregivers Month draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the many challenges this year has presented to caregivers, families, service programs, and the nation. The strength and resilience of the people we serve and the networks who support them are matched by ACL’s resolve to recognize and support family caregivers.
November 16, 2020 | Lacey Boven, Regional Administrator, Region VII and Dr. Thomas Moran, Deputy Administrator for Regional Operations and Partnership Development
On November 19th, 2020, America will celebrate the tenth anniversary of National Rural Health Day.
Today, all of us at ACL join our nation in honoring those who have served in the military and recognizing the vital role they play in preserving our freedom.
By Barbara Joyce Bedney, PhD, MSW, Director of Research and Evaluation, Center on Aging and Trauma, The Jewish Federations of North America  
Throughout the month of October, our nation has been celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the many contributions of workers with disabilities.
October 29, 2020 | By Sara Newell-Perez, ACL Lead, DD Council Programs, and Ophelia McLain, ACL Lead, Protection and Advocacy Programs
This month we celebrate two milestones for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and the country: 50 years of State C
Vanessa Conway (left) and Kim Palmore (right) of Texas's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program and the
During Malnutrition Awareness Week™ the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition organizes a series of events to educate healthcare professionals and the public about the importance of including nutrition in assessing and managing the health of individuals. 
By Tom Moran, Deputy Administrator for Regional Operations and Partnership Development

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