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. 

April 20, 2017
Santa Fe New Mexican (April 20) Former elder care advocate says agency sought to remove her The U.S. Older Americans Act outlaws “willful interference” in the duties of long-term care ombudsmen, members of a nationwide network of federally funded advocates for residents of nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.
April 17, 2017
Aging Edge / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 17) One fact of many about older adults: More women are alone
April 14, 2017
New York Times (April 14) Declaring War on Financial Abuse of Older People
April 12, 2017 (April 12) Gov. McAuliffe Announces No Wrong Door, Celebrates 100th Partner Governor Terry McAuliffe and Senator Mark R. Warner today announced the 100th partner to join No Wrong Door, a public-private effort which helps Virginians gain streamlined access to needed services through a virtual network of resources connecting people, providers and communities.
March 30, 2017
Richmond Times (March 30) VCU study: Training program helps high school students with autism find—and keep—jobs A Virginia Commonwealth University study has shown that nearly all students with autism who participated in an intensive skills training program were able to get jobs and keep them at least a year after graduating from high school.
March 30, 2017
MarketPlace (March 30) Elders don’t need an app for a Lyft
March 23, 2017
New York Times (March 23) Older Americans Find It Harder to Get Dental Care
March 15, 2017
Senior Housing News (March 15) States with Fastest-Growing Senior Populations
March 10, 2017
The New York Times (March 10) Pressed Into Caregiving Sooner Than Expected Elder care was a responsibility Ms. Rinehart expected to shoulder, eventually. But she didn’t foresee having to leave her home for extended periods and to give up her job when she was just 46.
February 22, 2017
CNN (February 22) Sick, dying and raped in America’s nursing homes The unthinkable is happening at facilities across the country: Vulnerable senior citizens are being raped and sexually abused by the very people paid to care for them. CNN quantifies the problem using data analysis and documents the systemic failure of nursing homes and state regulators to stop it.

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