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 28, 2020
NBC News (9/28, Marston) reports a Pew Research study found 29 percent of Asian Americans, 27 percent of Hispanics, 26 percent of Blacks, and just 16 percent of whites “lived in a home with two or more adult generations or grandparents and grandkids under 25 in 2016.” NBC adds, “Living in crowded quarters can be difficult enough in normal times” but “gets even more demand
September 28, 2020
New York Times (September 28) In Isolating Times, Can Robo-Pets Provide Comfort? As seniors find themselves cut off from loved ones during the pandemic, some are turning to automated animals for company.
September 28, 2020
Reuters (9/28, Brice, Caspani, Hay) reports that of the more than 200,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United states, about 70% were of people aged 65 or over, meaning “families are now missing tens of thousands of grandparents who were alive six months ago.” NYU Lagone Health child psychiatrist Alan Schlechter said that grandparents “create a rich history for their families, c
September 27, 2020
The New York Times (9/27, Purtill) reports, “For many older people around the world, the pandemic has cast a shadow over their lives,” as “a population that already grappled disproportionately with loneliness” has, to protect themselves, “had to retreat even further into isolation, which can lead to depress
September 26, 2020
New Hampshire Nursing Homes To Take Over Testing Staff For Coronavirus. The AP (9/26) reports that nursing homes in New Hampshire “will be in charge of testing their staff for the coronavirus starting next month.” The state Department of Health and Human Services “has been operating a surveillance
September 25, 2020
The Washington Post (9/25, Ellison) reported “a review of 151 studies of caregivers’ health found changes in biological markers of stress, including higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol and C-reactive protein, a marker of harmful chronic inflammation.” Additionally, caregivers “showed impaired immun
September 25, 2020
New York Times (September 25) ‘A Failed System’: What It’s Like to Vote with a Disability During a Pandemic An estimated 38 million eligible voters have disabilities. It has always been hard for them to vote, and this year has brought even more obstacles.
September 25, 2020
The New York Times (9/25, Astor) reported that some “38 million eligible voters have disabilities.
September 25, 2020
Disability Scoop (9/25, Diament) reports officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) “are looking to ‘jump-start efforts’ to move people with disabilities from institutions to community-based settings and they’re offering up millions of dollars to do so.” The agency “said this week
September 24, 2020
New York Times (September 24) A Quadriplegic, a Specialty Van, and a Lifetime of Adventures A biking accident left Kirk Williams paralyzed, but he has traveled widely and inspired others to follow in his tire tracks.

Last modified on 05/21/2020


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