June 16, 2021 | By Brian Altman, J.D., Deputy Director for the Administration on Aging
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging Edwin Walker (top left), Alaska Adult Protective Services (APS) Program Manager Sandra Jenkins (to
May 31, 2021 | U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra
I remember working alongside my father during my youth paving and repairing Sacramento roads. My father was a strong man who woke up in the early morning hours every day, went to work, and returned home to do more work around the house. As he grew older, his body might have aged, but his resilient and hard-working spirit stayed the same.
May 31, 2021 | Vicki Gottlich, Director, Center for Policy and Evaluation, ACL
As we close Older Americans Month today, we wanted to call your attention to an important provision of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 that helps older people to live independently and participate in the community.
May 27, 2021 | Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Each year during Older Americans Month, we celebrate the vital contributions of the older adults whose knowledge, expertise, and talents make our communities stronger.
May 19, 2021 | Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, ACL, and Atalaya Sergi, Director, AmeriCorps Seniors
COVID-19 has changed so much of how we live, work, and connect with each other. We have had to adjust in unprecedented ways to protect ourselves and those around us. The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on older adults, who found themselves distanced from family, friends, services, and other supports.
May 13, 2021 | Keri Lipperini, Director, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, ACL
After more than a year of social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are more aware than ever before of the strength we draw from the people in our lives. We’ve missed sharing meals and activities at the senior center, easy conversations with a friend who stops by for tea, and casual interaction with staff at a movie theater or grocery store.
May 13, 2021 | Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
COVID-19 has taken its toll on older adults and people with disabilities in many ways.
By Alison Barkoff, Acting ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month offers an opportunity to recognize the diversity of experiences within the autistic community. To that end, ACL is sharing the perspective of Noor Pervez, a self-advocate who has channeled his own experiences into a career in advocacy for autistic people.