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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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April 8, 2019
NextAvenue (April 8)—mentions ACL How to Prepare Loved Ones for Severe Weather and Emergencies
April 8, 2019
Philadelphia Inquirer (April 8) Rising hunger among the elderly could mean higher rates of malnutrition
April 8, 2019
Denverite (April 8) Parents raise funds to build an affordable apartment complex where people with developmental disabilities can live independently
April 7, 2019
The Salt Lake (UT) Tribune (4/7, Rodgers) reports that Utah state officials “agreed to transition 250 individuals out of care facilities over the next five years as part of settling a lawsuit that accused Utah of ‘unlawful institutionalization and segregation’ of disabled adults.” The agreement “will be expensive for the state – with estimated costs of $7 million in the fi
April 7, 2019
The Washington Post (4/7, Graham) reports a “growing interest in the topic” of older adults’ need for social connection and purpose has led to an increase in “health insurers, health-care systems, senior housing operators and social service agencies...launching or expanding initiatives” to remedy the problem.
April 7, 2019
Washington Post (April 7) Between a rock and a hard place: I need exercise to fight my depression, but my disability thwarts my workouts.
April 6, 2019
Contributor Bruce Japsen wrote in Forbes (4/6) that seniors’ access to telehealth services increased on Friday “when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it would allow private Medicare Advantage plans to offer additional access to virtual doctors in their basic benefit packages.” This “so-called final rule will bring new benefits to seniors in 2020 as par
April 6, 2019
Washington Post (April 6) This Georgetown sophomore wants to change how we view and talk about disabilities From her wheelchair, Anna Landre can only see the top half of the ad, but it’s enough to make her stop in the middle of a walkway on Georgetown University’s campus. It shows a boy with one leg wearing a baseball uniform.
April 6, 2019
Wall Street Journal (April 6) Forget the Hotshot Trainer with the Six-Pack, Boomers Want Mature Fitness Coaches As older people hit the gym in record numbers, demand rises for trainers in their 50s and 60s; ‘It’s hard for someone who’s young to understand.’

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