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 22, 2020
Disability Scoop (9/22, Williams) reports the Autism Alliance has set the “ambitious goal” of creating 101,000 jobs across Michigan for state residents on the autism spectrum within ten years.
September 21, 2020
CMS Unveils Updated Advisory For Nursing Home Visitation Amid Pandemic. PatientEngagementHIT (9/21, Heath) reports that CMS “has issued updated advisory for nursing home visitation aimed at ameliorating social isolation and improving the patient experience, the agency said.” Specifically, the advisory “calls for outdoor visitation.” According to “CMS, outdoor se
September 21, 2020
Contributor Sai Balasubramanian, JD, writes in Forbes (9/21) that GoodRx published a comprehensive report late last week that found that “while prices
September 21, 2020
HealthDay (September 21) Fall Risk Rises Even in Alzheimer’s Early Stages
September 21, 2020
Contributor Ted Knutson, in a blog on Forbes (9/21), writes that those alleging they were laid off amid the pandemic due to age discrimination “could easily take years and a lot of luck to prove it.” One factor is that employers “can win by successfully asserting the worker was selected as one of those let go because he or she had a high salary.” Additionally, EEOC attorn
September 21, 2020
The New York Times (9/21, Brody) reports, “Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, already one of the most popular medications worldwide, may become even more widely used as evidence grows of their safety and value to the elderly and their potential benefits beyond the heart and blood vessels.” The latest data indicate “the ability of several leading statins to reduce deaths f
September 21, 2020
NPR (September 21) Remembering Elderly People Lost to COVID-19 The death toll from COVID-19 in the U.S. is nearing 200,000, and 8 out of 10 of those deaths reported in the country are among adults over 65. NPR remembers a few of those individuals.
September 21, 2020
CNBC (9/21, Horch) reports, “The traditional notion of retirement is changing,” with “the old formula of cookie-cutter retirement communities...being challenged by the rise of customizable living arrangements.” With people living longer, “they want their retirement to reflect their lifestyle choices.” Baby Boomers are “leading the evolution of retirement communities,” whi
September 21, 2020
Reuters (9/21, Baertlein) reports that almost 200,000 people in the US have died from COVID-19. This year “has turned into a year of anguish in the United States and around the world where the death toll stands at nearly 1 million.” For many people, “the grieving has taken place at a terrible distance.
September 19, 2020
The Wall Street Journal (9/19, Kamp, Subscription Publication) reported there is increasing evidence that the coronavirus is tied to more deaths than just those who died from COVID-19 infections. From heart attacks to Alzheimer’s disease, US data indicate fatalities this year have surpassed figures of previous years in multiple categories.

Last modified on 05/21/2020


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