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In the News

In the News is a collection of news stories about aging and disability issues, as well as news stories about ACL and ACL programs.

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May 20, 2019
Nursing Home Abuse Podcast (May 20)—interview with ACL expert Episode 119: What is Senior Medicare Patrol?
May 20, 2019
Disability Scoop (5/20, Diament) reports, “The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently issued guidance to public housing officials across the country clarifying how they should treat funds accrued in ABLE accounts.” The guidance states, “The entire value of the individual’s ABLE account will be excluded from the household’s assets.
May 19, 2019
USA Today (5/19, Wiles) recommends five tips for older adults on how to better plan for retirement, including recommendations to not tap into Social Security early, start saving early, be less conservative in investment choices, be smart about when drawing retirement funds, and have a financial cushion.
May 19, 2019
The Florida Times-Union (5/19, Cravey) reports on “a Florida Department of Elder Affairs program called SHINE, or Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders, which offers seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers free, unbiased counseling on Medicare and health insurance issues.” Through the program, volunteers “undergo a rigorous training program to help senior
May 18, 2019
Deseret News (May 18) What to consider when an aging loved one needs long-term care as complaints of elder abuse rise Utah as a whole is continuing to grow older, and state administrators say a troubling trend has accompanied the demographic shift. They have received more and more complaints alleging abuse of vulnerable and elderly Utahns.
May 18, 2019
Washington Post (May 18) Life expectancy has increased in the past century, but so have health woes for the elderly
May 18, 2019
Washington Post (May 18) Running and aging usually don’t mix. But at 62 quitting isn’t an option for me.

Last modified on 02/20/2019


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