October 28, 2022 | Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, Director, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
Each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices. As part of ACL’s celebration this year, Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, director of ACL’s National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), interviewed Dr.
October 13, 2022 | Beverley Laubert, National Ombudsman Program Coordinator, Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs, ACL
Today, we join the American Bar Association in celebrating the fifth annual Ombuds Day, which was created to recognize the important role ombudsmen play, and the impact they have on people’s lives.
October 4, 2022 | Jackie Blaesi-Freed, Assistant Director, Department of Justice Consumer Protection Branch
An 87-year-old woman in California—who we’ll call Jane Doe—received a call from someone claiming to be Jane’s granddaughter. The “granddaughter” stated she had been arrested following a car accident and needed $9,000 for bail.
September 30, 2022 | Q&A with Ana Beltran, Director, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network and Patrick Donavan, APS Supervisor, Muskingum County, Ohio
September is National Recovery Month and
September 28, 2022 | Keri Lipperini, Director of the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs
I have been working in the aging network for over 20 years. During this time, our network and our communities have faced their fair share of obstacles – especially over these last several years, which have stretched us more than I can ever recall in my career. But if there is one thing I have learned, it is that these challenging times give us the chance to grow.
Each September we take time to celebrate our nation’s senior centers. The 2022 National Senior Center Month theme, Strengthening Community Connections, highlights the valuable role senior centers play in serving as vital hubs in the community that link older adults with critical programs and services.
September 19, 2022 | Judy Simon, ACL National Nutritionist
Malnutrition is a health condition caused by not getting enough nutrients from foods
September 8, 2022 | Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging and Melanie Fontes Rainer, Acting Director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finalized a rule defining the criteria it uses when determining whether a person can be denied a visa and/or legal residency because they are likely to become a “public charge.” The final rule comes on the heels of the

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