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November 30, 2018 |
By Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging   We hear repeatedly that without family caregivers, our long-term services system would be stretched to the breaking point. Family caregivers make it possible for so many of our nation’s citizens to remain independent, living in…
November 29, 2018 |
By Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging When I attended the HHS Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting in Alaska earlier this year, I met with Alaska Native tribes in the towns of Tok and Eagle, both located a few hours from Fairbanks, not far from the Canadian…
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 at…
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, 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…

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