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. 

January 18, 2019
Washington Post (January 18) Along with shave and a haircut, this dementia-friendly barber offers ‘bit of dignity’
January 18, 2019
Reuters (1/18, Rapaport) reported a new study indicates older adults who “exercised regularly for at least a year may be less likely to experience falls or related injuries than their less active peers.” In the analysis of “data from 40 clinical trials with a total of 21,868 adults who were 73 years old on average,” researchers found that participants who followed an exercise program “for at least one year were 12 percent less likely to fall and 26 percent less likely
January 17, 2019
Next Avenue (1/17, Bajko) reports on differences in experiences within the LGBTQ community that may impact their aging experience. This population varies from its heterosexual counterpart because of discrimination experienced in day-to-day life and medical settings, and some do not have close family relations due to their sexual orientation. Moreover, many male members of this cohort were impacted by the AIDS epidemic.
January 17, 2019
The Kaiser Health News (1/17, Graham) “Navigating Aging” blog reports, “Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing” scientific consensus.
January 16, 2019
PBS NewsHour (1/16, Zohrich) reports on caregiving among Millennials, which may be driven by chronic conditions in older adults who need caregiving earlier in life. Bruce A. Chernof, President and Chief Executive Officer of The SCAN Foundation explained the cost associated with professional aides to help with caregiving cause many Baby Boomers, who have little in retirement savings, to turn to younger family members and friends for care.
January 16, 2019
The Daily Republic (January 16) SD takes pulse of aging population By 2030, 21.3 percent of the population in South Dakota is expected to be 65 years or older, which would be the largest proportion percentage in history. Earlier this decade, from 2011 to 2015, an estimated 14 percent of South Dakota's population was over the age of 65.
January 16, 2019
New York Times (January 16)
January 16, 2019
The Wall Street Journal (1/16, Harrison, Subscription Publication, 6.23M) reports on a study released by the Harvard Business Review that examined employment issues among caregivers. Of the three-quarters of workers who have some caregiving responsibility, 32 percent said they had to leave a position because they could not balance work and caregiving obligations.
January 15, 2019
The AP (1/15, Eggert) reports Michigan on Tuesday announced the final round of “mobility” grants to “encourage pilot projects to help transport seniors, the disabled, and veterans with autonomous vehicles and other technology.” The nearly “$4.8 million will provide short-term funding for an autonomous electric shuttle” to a VA Medical Center and “an online booking and trip management platform for people with disabilities who use special transportation services in the D
January 14, 2019
The Advocate (January 14) Good company: Nonprofit matches elderly in need of help with helpers in need of homes Today, Bryant, 52, and Savage, 74, are roommates, matched through a program run by Shared Housing of New Orleans, a nonprofit that links people who are looking for housing with elderly or disabled residents who are looking for companionship and willing to offer a place to stay.

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