June 30, 2022 |
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. As LGBTQI+ Pride Month comes to a close,…
June 30, 2022 | Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Alison Whyte, Executive Director of the DC Developmental Disabilities Council, at the 2022 Capital Pride Festival. Pride Month offers an opportunity to celebrate the resilience of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) community—a diverse community that spans…
June 28, 2022 | Vicki Gottlich, Director - Center for Policy and Evaluation
In this Policy Round Up: HHS response to Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. From HUD: New funding to expand housing services to address unsheltered homelessness, particularly in rural communities COVID-19 Updates: Updated vaccine recommendations: CDC recommends COVID-19…
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. Designed and operated by people with disabilities, CILs across the nation…
June 22, 2022 | Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
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. held that people of all ages with disabilities have the right to live and receive support in the…
June 15, 2022 |
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. As part of our WEAAD commemoration, ACL spoke with Dr. Pi-Ju (Marian)…
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.”…
June 2, 2022 | Vicki Gottlich, Director - Center for Policy and Evaluation
In this Policy Round Up: Medicaid final rule: Reinstates exemption that helps HCBS workers get employee benefits COVID-19 Updates New CMS resource: Public health emergency “unwinding period” From CMS: Updates to the Medicaid/CHIP/Basic Health Plan COVID-19 vaccine toolkit DOJ fact sheet…
May 31, 2022 | Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging
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…
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. The National Plan is updated…

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