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. 

September 12, 2019
The New York Times (9/12, Cowles) reports that while “millennials make up the largest chunk of the freelancer population in the United States” a study commissioned by the Freelancers Union and Upwork indicated that baby boomers are making up an increasing number of freelancers.
September 12, 2019
Kaiser Health News (September 12)
September 12, 2019
The New York Times (9/12, Ellin) reports older adults “lose millions each year” to scammers, with the hardest hit being those over 70, who “experience an average loss of $41,800” according to data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
September 12, 2019
In her “Work Friend” column for the New York Times (9/12), Megan Greenwell says she has “a solid archive of questions about age discrimination, and very few good answers.” Greenwell adds that “age discrimination is uniquely difficult to prove” due to a 2009 Supreme Court decision (Gross decision) that “endorsed a higher standard for showing advanced age is the cause of dis
September 11, 2019
Stateline (September 11) ‘Gravely Disabled’ Homeless Forced into Mental Health Care in More States
September 11, 2019
The New York Times (9/11, Jacobs, Richtel) reports that “public health officials from cities, states and the federal government say that skilled nursing facilities” are fueling the spread of “Candida auris, a highly contagious, drug-resistant fungus that has infected nearly 800 people since it arrived in the United States four years ago, with half of patients dying within
September 11, 2019
Kaiser Health News (September 11)
September 11, 2019
Public News Service (9/11) reports older Arizonans make up an increasing portion of the state’s homeless population, with state social service agencies reporting that “about one-third of people seeking shelter or other assistance are age 55 or older.” AARP Arizona State Director Dana Kennedy “said the skyrocketing rents don’t fit many retirees’ relatively low fixed incomes
September 10, 2019
Yahoo (September 10) Comcast Partners with the American Association of People with Disabilities to Help Close the Digital Divide
September 10, 2019
The AP (9/10) reports that Brown University announced on Tuesday that it has been awarded a five-year grant expected to total $53.4 million by the National Institute on Aging to create a collaborative research incubator with Boston nonprofit Hebrew SeniorLife that will develop trials aimed at evaluating and improving interventions for Alzheimer’s disease or related dementi

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