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. 

November 25, 2021
AP (11/25) reported the University of New England has received a $900,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living “to pilot a nutrition program for older residents who live in low-income housing.” The program aims to “address food security and health and well-being” by promoting “socialization among residents while also maintaining social distance from outside visitors.”
November 25, 2021
Washington Post (November 25) DC-area organizations expect about $6.6 million in grants to improve mobility options for seniors, the disabled Federal dollars are used to purchase vehicles, fund training that helps individuals move around the D.C. region.
November 25, 2021
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) wrote in a USA Today (11/25) op-ed, “Through the past two years, we have been made acutely aware of the necessity and value of taking care of ourselves and our loved ones at home.
November 24, 2021
The Hill (November 24) Opinion: We need to better prepare for an aging America
November 24, 2021
WBUR (November 24) In win for residents with disabilities, Boston must upgrade curb ramps across the city
November 24, 2021
Washington Post (November 24) Fairfax schools settle lawsuit, ban harmful practices for students with disabilities
November 23, 2021
Kaiser Health News (11/23, Kodner) reports, “New monitoring technology is helping family caregivers manage the relentless task of looking out for older adults with cognitive decline,” but “an extensive monitoring system can be expensive.” This “technology is in line with President Joe Biden’s plan to direct billions of dollars toward helping older and disabled Americans live more independently at home.” However, “the costs of such systems aren’t always covered by priv
November 23, 2021
USA Today (11/23, Hassanein) reports, “A recent study confirmed Native Americans have lower life expectancies compared to other racial groups.” The CDC study used 2019 data reports to release “the first comprehensive, national mortality assessment of the population.” The findings show Native Americans “had a life expectancy of 71 years, compared to Hispanic life expectancy of almost 82 years, whites at 78.8 years, and Blacks at 74.8 years.”
November 22, 2021
As US Adults Become Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters, Confusion About The Pandemic Persists. CNN (11/22, LeBlanc) reports COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are increasing. Depending on the area, “mask mandates are either being dropped or enacted. Vaccines are more available than ever, but hesitancy remains a real problem.
November 22, 2021
AARP (November 22) 6 Ways to Overcome Social Isolation During Another COVID Winter As pandemic persists, staying connected to others is essential to physical and mental well-being.

Last modified on 12/01/2021


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