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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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March 28, 2019
Nashville Public Television (March 28) NPT Reports Aging Matters: Legal Help We often think of legal issues in terms of documents such as wills, powers of attorney and advance directives. The reality is legal help for older adults means navigating a society that is unprepared for both the number and the longevity of older adults living in America.
March 28, 2019
Reuters (3/28, Rapaport) reports researchers found “patients who are frail before surgery are more likely to have serious complications afterward and increased costs of care, suggesting that frailty should be factored into risk calculations before surgery.” The
March 28, 2019
The Providence (RI) Journal (3/28, Miller) reports that Maine officials “charged with improving the system serving people living with developmental and intellectual disabilities brought a multitude of goals and recommendations to a hearing Thursday – and most involved ways to allow individuals to take greater control of their lives.” Maine’s Department of Behavioral Health
March 27, 2019
Disability Scoop (3/27, Romano) reports on several Washington state “workers with disabilities employed directly by Amazon through a partnership with Northwest Center, a Seattle-based disability-services nonprofit.” Amazon also “created its own Alternative Workforce Supplier Program, with Northwest Center’s help, that is replicating the model in several other states throug
March 27, 2019
Money (3/27) reports the “number of older adults in search of roommates is growing fast” in the “pursuit of shared living to help lower their housing costs and enjoy a more dignified retirement.” According to apartment-sharing service platform SpareRoom communications director Matt Hutchinson, people aged “50 and over are the fastest growing demographic” on the site, with
March 27, 2019
KSL.com (March 27)—AoA mentioned Finding your lost retirement money No one wants to lose money, particularly for retirement. But it happens — people lose track of, or don't know they have, retirement accounts.
March 27, 2019
HuffPost (3/27, Ruiz) reports, “People with disabilities are sorely lacking in representation both on screen and behind the camera, according to a new report funded by the Ford Foundation.” The report indicates that “there should be 1 in 4 people ‘both in front of and behind the camera’ with disabilities – which would match the 1 in 4 adults in the U.S.
March 27, 2019
Public Radio East (March 27) Disability Rights Advocates Work for Inclusion in Disaster Planning Process
March 26, 2019
Writing in her opinion column for the New York Post (3/26), Karol Markowicz discusses the epidemic of loneliness in the US, where “an alarming share of Baby Boomers – one of every 11, according to the Wall Street Journal – are growing old without any family around.” Markowicz focuses, however, on a new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine that “concluded that w

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