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.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

February 13, 2020
In a column for Reuters (2/13), Mark Miller criticizes “intergenerational warfare” rhetoric, especially the argument that older adults fighting for their Social Security benefits are “greedy geezers” stealing from the young.
February 13, 2020
The Hill (2/13, Budryk) reports, “Eight Democratic senators asked the FDA in a signed letter to ban the use of a device, available exclusively in Massachusetts, used to administer electric shocks to disabled students.” The FDA “announced in 2018 that it intended to issue a final rule by December 2019, with then-Commissioner Scott Gottlieb saying ‘we believe these products
February 12, 2020
Axios (2/12, Pandey) reports “the tightening labor market is opening up new opportunities for an overlooked cohort of American workers: those over age 50.” AARP has estimated that, in the US, “people over 50 make up $8 trillion of consumer economic demand.” Meanwhile, “The collision of demographic and employment trends is pushing firms to adapt.” The article adds that “las
February 12, 2020
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/12, Kozlowicz) reports the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin is working with Germantown leaders to make more programs and resources available to people on the autism spectrum.
February 12, 2020
HuffPost (2/12, Krietsch) reports on “some of the underlying causes of the opioid addiction crisis and how we treat pain.” The Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) is 1 of 13 Roybal Centers that the “National Institute on Aging has funded to improve the lives of older Americans” and “focuses on nondrug approaches to managing and preventing chroni
February 12, 2020
The AP (2/12) reports Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf “followed through Wednesday on his threat to veto legislation designed to prevent his administration from closing two state centers” for people with intellectual disabilities.
February 12, 2020
In an op-ed for STAT (2/12), Aimee Gindin, director of account management at Magnetude Consulting, urges physicians to stop neglecting their responsibilities in palliative care. She makes this plea in the context of her own experience with her father who died 10 years ago following a stroke.
February 12, 2020
The Wall Street Journal (2/12, Ansberry, Subscription Publication) highlights the stresses affecting the sandwich generation, which finds itself caring for both young children and aging parents.
February 12, 2020
The Wall Street Journal (2/12, Weber, Subscription Publication) reports employers are working to accommodate the needs of a generation of younger people just entering the workforce who have a much higher rate of reported mental illness protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. NIMH data indicate people between 18 and 25 report a rate of 7.5 percent.
February 12, 2020
Gian Carlo Pedulla writes in an opinion for the Gotham (NY) Gazette (2/12) that she was selected in 2017 “to participate in the On-Demand E-Hail Pilot Program with Access-A-Ride and the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission.” Pedulla says, “As the pilot program is now set to be severely restricted in the coming months, I am concerned with the future of Access-A-Ride service

Last modified on 02/20/2019


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