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 15, 2017
Washington Post (November 15) New robotic hand named after Luke Skywalker helps amputee touch and feel again
November 15, 2017
Kaiser Health News (11/15, Galewitz) reports on how the US “has become a Medicaid nation,” as it “now touches tens of millions of Americans who live above the poverty line.” Medicaid covers 39 percent of all children in the country, half of all births, and 60 percent of nursing home and other long-term care. The piece spotlights those who rely on the program, and examines the history of the program and its rising costs.
November 15, 2017
The Olympian (November 15)—Mentions AoA Toast for dinner? Senior malnutrition: a silent epidemic My elderly parents often resort to making toast when no one is around to make meals for them. Once a week, my sister will bring them over to her house for a big meal and send them home with leftovers. Other days my brother brings them a steady stream of casseroles. But on the days that no one stops by, it’s just them and the toaster. And sometimes they can’t even manage toast.
November 12, 2017
The Wall Street Journal (11/12, Sadick, Subscription Publication, 6.45M) reported Americans aged 65 and older face the danger of falling, yet often do not disclose incidents of falls to family or healthcare professionals due to embarrassment or fear of losing independence.
November 12, 2017
The Minneapolis Star Tribune (11/12, Coolican, Serres, 1.27M) reports Minnesota Gov.
November 9, 2017
ABA Blog (November 2017)—Features remarks from ACL Administrator Robertson Assistant secretary for aging shares priorities to aid older Americans, disabled During a plenary session at the American Bar Association National Aging and Law Conference on Oct. 27 in Silver Spring, Md., the Administration for Community Living’s assistant secretary for aging shared the priorities in his new role.
November 9, 2017
Forbes (November 6) Accenture, EY, Google, Microsoft and Other Leaders Find Great Value in Employees with Disabilities
November 8, 2017
Kaiser Health News (November 8) For Active Seniors, Cohousing Offers a Cozier Alternative to Downsizing
November 6, 2017
Fitness trainer and freelance writer Gabriella Boston writes an article for the Washington Post (11/6, 10.38M) “Wellness” section discussing the benefits and risks of exercise for seniors and offering some guidelines for how to do so safely and effectively. First off, “it’s never too late to start working out, says Justin Mullner, a D.C.
November 2, 2017
Washington Post (November 2) Don’t just sit there: Never a dull moment at today’s 55-and-up communities

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