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June 6, 2024
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through ACL, released “Aging in the United States: A Strategic Framework for a National Plan on Aging.” Developed by leaders and experts from 16 federal agencies and departments on the Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC) on Healthy Aging and Age-Friendly Communities, the report reflects input from community partners and leaders in the aging services network. Next week, ACL will host a webinar to provide an overview of the framework.
June 5, 2024
The webinar will feature a discussion on LGBTQ+ inclusive programs and outreach and is intended for area agencies on aging, aging and disability resource centers, centers for independent living, ombudsman programs, Senior Medicare Patrol programs, State Health Insurance Assistance Programs, Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) programs, and community centers serving older adults.
June 5, 2024
Guests will hear from people with disabilities, federal leaders, and national experts about the impact of Olmstead, barriers to community living and true inclusion that people with disabilities still face 25 years later, and what is needed to fully realize the promise of this landmark decision.
May 30, 2024
Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through its Administration for Community Living, released “Aging in the United States: A Strategic Framework for a National Plan on Aging.” The report lays the groundwork for a coordinated effort – across the private and public sectors and in partnership with older adults, family caregivers, the aging services network, and other stakeholders – to create a national set of recommendations for advancing healthy aging and age-friendly communities that value and truly include older adults.
May 29, 2024
The Profile of Older Americans is a summary of the available statistics related to the older population in the United States. Principal sources of data are the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
May 23, 2024
In this webinar, leaders from the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will provide an overview of the rule’s critical provisions for the disability and aging networks.
May 23, 2024
The ACL-funded Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice (CYVYC) alternatives to guardianship youth resource center at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at UMass Boston is hosting the second session in their four-part speaker series for educators.
May 22, 2024
During the webinar, the panel will discuss how people with disabilities and their families can access tools for financial education through centers for independent living (CILs). The panel will also share how state agencies, Hispanic and Latino community organizations, and the local Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) chapter in Colorado partnered on benefits counseling outreach to help maximize community inclusion and independent living for people with disabilities.
May 22, 2024
The Older Veteran Behavioral Health Resource Inventory, released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provides information on resources to help health and social service professionals support older veterans and other older adults who have or are at risk for behavioral health conditions.
May 21, 2024
Collectively, these grantees are expected to reach approximately 7,000 older adults and adults with disabilities in the next four years. A key focus of this initiative is engaging underserved populations, including rural, low income, and/or Spanish-speaking older adults, and/or older adults who are blind or vision impaired. Grantees will reach participants through innovative remote and in-person delivery and work with diverse partners, including emergency response services, health care systems, and aging network organizations.

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