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. 

August 29, 2019
NBC News (8/29) reports on its website that older adults are embracing video games “as a way to remain socially connected and cognitively sharp in a world that continues to expand into the digital realm.” According to a 2016 study by AARP and the Entertainment Software Association, 38% of Americans age 50 and older said they play video games.
August 29, 2019
Disability Scoop (8/29, Diament) reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) “are working to further clarify how they will determine if living arrangements for people with disabilities are considered community-based versus institutional.” The updated guidance was issued this month after “receiving additional questions from stakeholders.” According to the a
August 29, 2019
The New York Times (8/29, Ellin) reports on several nonprofits groups that “cater to surfers with disabilities, including autism, visual impairments and limb loss,” such as “Challenged Athletes Foundation, Life Rolls On and the Association of Amputee Surfers, or AmpSurf.” The article includes quotes from a variety of surfing instructors and participants who discuss the the
August 29, 2019
Los Angeles Times (August 29)
August 28, 2019
The Washington Post (8/28, Knowles) reports that surveillance video footage “shows four employees at a Florida group home shoving and hitting” a disabled woman. The four women “face charges of aggravated abuse of a disabled adult.
August 28, 2019
The Boston Globe (8/28, Weisman) reports that “a national advocacy group called Caring Across Generations, which backs state campaigns to bankroll long-term care, counts 11 [states] – including New York, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota – working on far-reaching plans.” California and Michigan, among others, “are weighing variations of a law passed by Washington state this sp
August 28, 2019
TIME (8/28, Ungar, Lieberman) reports millions of older adults across the US are quietly going hungry “as the safety net designed to catch them frays.” Citing a recent study by Feeding America, the article reports “nearly 8% of Americans 60 and older were ‘food insecure’ in 2017,” a figure “that has more than doubled since 2001 and is only expected to grow as America grays
August 28, 2019
New York Times (August 28)
August 27, 2019
The Washington Post (8/27, Bever) reports on a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which suggests “that althoug

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