The morning of June 5, 2018, the Elder Justice Coordinating Council hosted its spring meeting. Held at at the Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington D.C., the meeting provided a day of updates and discussion on the future of elder justice. Established in 2010 by the Elder Justice Act, the EJCC coordinates activities related to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation across the federal government.
The Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, is pleased to announce the theme for Older American’s Month 2017. The theme, Age Out Loud, is intended to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say about aging.
Thursday, July 30, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
On Thursday, June 11, 2015, the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (formerly the ADSSP National Resource Center) held a webinar focused on updates to the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA). Webinar participants learned about recent updates to NAPA as they relate to care and services for people with dementia and their caregivers and how NAPA updates influence practice. Webinar recording (YouTube)
Election Day 2022 will be here before we know it. Several federal laws protect the voting rights of older Americans and people with disabilities and require accessible polling places. Here are some voting resources for older adults and people with disabilities:
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development seeks public comments on an Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing proposed rule.
Webinar: Thursday, May 28 at 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET. Register for the webinar.
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new "one-stop shop" on Medicaid.gov to make it easy to access information about states' plans to enhance, expand, and strengthen home and community-based services using new Medicaid funding made available by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).
ACL has authored a new issue briefing entitled “The Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults.” Opioid misuse and addiction have become a large, nation-wide issue. Opioid use disorder can affect people of all ages; racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minorities; income classes; and geographic areas. Older adults are among the groups affected by this problem because they often use prescription opioids to cope with painful chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or procedures, such as surgery.
On Thursday, May 8, 2014, the ACL Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program held a new webinar on as part of a series to provide helpful, current, and applicable information for professionals who work with people with dementia and/or their caregivers. This particular webinar focused on elder abuse and neglect as it relates to people with dementia. Participants learned about: The incidence and prevalence of elder abuse, especially abuse of those with dementia