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. 

October 3, 2017
USA Today (10/3, Weintraub, 8.62M) reports that according to a new report to be released today by the advocacy group UsAgainstAlzheimer, American families are decreasingly able to provide care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s. American families have fewer financial resources and “Medicare and Medicaid are simply not prepared to cope with the growing numbers of people with this disease,” according to UsAgainstAlzheimer chairman George Vradenburg.
October 2, 2017
Reuters (10/2, Lehman) reports that “less than an extra hour a week of moderate exercise” can lead to significant improvements in aiding the mobility of those over 70, according to a recent study.
October 1, 2017
Tahlequah Daily Press (October 1) Mentions ACL Administrator Lance Robertson and Director Cynthia LaCounte Cherokee Elder Care celebrates National PACE Month
September 27, 2017
The Washington Post (September 27) The new reality of old age in America
September 27, 2017
Edwin Walker (left), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, participates in Politico's panel discussion on Aging in America.  
September 26, 2017
U.S. News & World Report / AP (September 26) Buyer Beware: Long-Term Care Costs Are Surging
September 20, 2017
St. Louis Public Radio recently engaged in a discussion of how to prevent falls. Read about this panel discussion, or listen to the broadcast. The CDC's Ann Dellinger, Branch Chief, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control participated in the panel.
September 1, 2017
San Diego Union Tribune (September 1) Meals on Wheels tests high-tech health checks for seniors
August 31, 2017
Kaiser Health News (August 31) Soul Purpose: Seniors with Strong Reasons to Live Often Live Stronger
August 28, 2017
HHS OIG FINDS ABUSE IN NURSING HOMES GOES UNREPORTED. The AP (8/28, Alonso-Zaldivar) reports that the HHS inspector general’s office is issuing an “early alert” Monday on its findings from a “large sampling of

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