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News by Topic: Elderly population

Jul 26, 2022 - Reports on a study showing that a disproportionate number of older farmers and ranchers die by suicide. Suggests that mental-health programs may need to adapt to meet community needs, in order to address this problem.
Source: Daily Yonder
Jul 26, 2022 - Announces the annual adjustments to the federal and state funding levels and reimbursement rates for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Updated rates are effective from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 8, 2022 - The National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters (NACSD) and the National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters (NACIDD) will hold a joint virtual meeting on August 4, 2022. Agenda items will include a vote on possible recommendations for national public health and medical preparedness, response, and recovery, specific to the needs of older adults and people with disabilities in disasters. A detailed agenda and registration information will be published on the NACSD and NACIDD websites.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 16, 2022 - Highlights the work of a rural nonprofit organization, Envida, which offers transportation and homecare in Colorado. Discusses the service needs of rural clients, older adults, and people with disabilities who require transportation to access healthcare services, even as telehealth options expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Notes challenges related to behavioral healthcare access and coordination of services.
Source: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center