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News by Topic: Elderly population

Apr 14, 2021 - Provides an overview of a report that suggests that employment losses, particularly among those with less education and those living in more rural areas, may lead to early claiming of Social Security retirement benefits. Discusses the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies additional factors that may lead to early claiming.
Source: AARP
Apr 8, 2021 - The Administration on Community Living plans to make $26,000,000 available in supplemental funding for current Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)/No Wrong Door (NWD) COVID-19 CARES Act grantees. This funding will be used to provide assistance with scheduling vaccine appointments, transportation to vaccine sites, direct support services needed to attend vaccine appointments, connection to in-home vaccination options, and education about the importance of receiving the vaccine to older adults and people with disabilities. Applications are due by April 9, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 31, 2021 - Features Yolo Hospice, a non-profit hospice provider in Northern California that is utilizing grant funds to research and address challenges that residents of rural and Native American communities face when accessing hospice and palliative care. Describes barriers to hospice and palliative care access and highlights plans to launch their own program and work with providers in other regions to help them provide accessible and culturally sensitive care to Indigenous communities.
Source: California Health Report
Mar 29, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced they will provide nearly $100 million to help increase COVID-19 vaccinations among older adults and people with disabilities through a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL). Identifies barriers to vaccination among these populations and describes how the grants will help to address them.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 25, 2021 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) seeking comments on the reinstatement of an information collection, with change, regarding the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). FNS will use this information collection to obtain account and record information from State and service institutions necessary to effectively manage the CACFP and ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Comments are due by May 24, 2021.
Source: Federal Register