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November 27, 2018 | ACL Staff
ACL Principal Deputy Administrator Mary Lazare addresses a Medicare 101 workshop. During the last two decades, Medicare reforms including Medicare Advantage and drug coverage have offered millions of older adults and people with disabilities more choices and greater control over their health…
November 11, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Today our country honors the men and women who have served in the military.  We celebrate and express our appreciation for all they have done to defend our country and promote freedom and democratic ideals around the world.    More than ten percent of our staff at ACL have worn a military uniform…
November 9, 2018 | Edwin L. Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging
As the calendar turns to November, we celebrate National Family Caregivers Month – an opportunity for communities across the country to come together to support and recognize the contributions and sacrifices made on a daily basis by family caregivers of all ages. Family caregivers are the heart and…
October 31, 2018 | Kelly Mack, Public Affairs Specialist at ACL
All month ACL has been celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with a variety of events and by sharing resources. NDEAM offers us a chance to recognize the many contributions of workers with disabilities and recommit ourselves to increasing employment opportunities for…
October 30, 2018 | Julie Hocker, Commissioner for the Administration on Disabilities
Each year, October is designated as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) to recognize and celebrate the diversity and talent people with disabilities bring to the workforce across our nation every day. NDEAM is also a time when we renew our commitment to ensuring that all people…
October 29, 2018 | Lance Robertson, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator, ACL
Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we mourn the loss of victims of domestic violence, support the resiliency of survivors, and spread the message that healthy relationships are not violent. At the Administration for Community Living (ACL), our mission is to promote individuals’…
October 26, 2018 |
On October 18, 2018, leaders and pioneers from the disability research field gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NIDILRR’s mission is to generate new knowledge and to promote its effective…
October 1, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Today, on the International Day of Older Persons, the United States joins communities around the world to pause and reflect upon the contributions of older people globally, and also to encourage all nations to thoughtfully consider and address the challenges faced by older people.   This day…
September 26, 2018 | By Keri Ann Lipperini, MPA, Director of the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs
2017 NCOA Falls Free® Photo Contest Winner: Asbury Harris Epworth Towers/Wesley Woods Senior Living; Atlanta, GA One in four adults aged 65 or older falls each year, often in or near their homes. While many falls are minor, an older adult dies from complications from a fall every 19 minutes.…
September 7, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
As chair of the U.S. Access Board, I had the privilege of participating in an event today celebrating the anniversary of the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968 and the fifty years of progress it helped spark. Before the ABA was passed, accessibility standards were often inconsistent -- and…

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