ACL has long been committed to ensuring that LGBTQI+ older adults receive the services and supports they need and deserve. We know that making this vision a reality requires intentional and ongoing work by people at all levels of the aging services network.
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June 22, 2022 | Erica McFadden, Director – Office of Independent Living Programs
The anniversary of the Olmstead decision reminds us of the importance of the work we do in ACL’s Office of Independent Living Programs, with centers for independent living (CILs) helping deliver on the promise of Olmstead.
Twenty-three years ago today, we celebrated one of the most significant civil rights victories for people with disabilities. On June 22, 1999, the landmark Supreme Court decision in Olmstead vs L.C.
Today, communities around the world are marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
June 8, 2022 | David Bonello, Attorney for Trellis Pension and Retirement Rights
The average American changes jobs 12 times over the course of their career, often leaving behind retirement benefits with these ex-employers. Adding to this challenge, many companies merge with other companies, or are bought and sold, making it hard for individuals to find their “lost pensions.”
In this Policy Round Up: Medicaid final rule: Reinstates exemption that helps HC
May 31, 2022 | by Alison Barkoff and Tisamarie Sherry
In 2012, two significant events set the nation in a new direction related to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD): The formation of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and publication of the first National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.
Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. We know that diverse communities are strong communities and that everyone benefits when people can stay involved and included for as long as possible.