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Older Americans Month: A Chance to Put Aside Stereotypes About Aging

Americans’ stereotypes about growing older have real consequences for the country’s aging population. Through the process of structural ageism, media portrayals of older people as senile, sick, or unproductive have become ingrained in our institutions. This prejudice is often... Read more

American Covid Death Toll Hits One Million

The nation has reached a grim milestone as more than 1 million lives have now been lost to the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States. That includes more than 150,000 nursing home residents, as the facilities’ close quarters enabled the virus to spread more quickly there. Healt... Read more

New Campaign Ads Focus on Sen. Scott’s Plans for Medicare, Social Security

A new ad campaign launched this week focused on Sen. Rick Scott's (FL) plan to "sunset" Social Security and Medicare after five years. Scott is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which recruits and supports Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate. ... Read more

COVID-19 Death Toll Among Older Americans Still Rising

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, unvaccinated people have accounted for a majority of COVID-19 deaths in the United States. But, in recent months, an alarming number of vaccinated older and disabled Americans have succumbed to the disease. Forty-two percent of the people w... Read more

Alliance Facilitates Partnership with Labor Movement, SUNY to Help Students with Family, Financial Obligations

Building on a mentorship program that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) established with Aviation High School in Long Island City, New York, the Alliance has helped bring together the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the United Federa... Read more

White House Issues “Older Americans Month” Proclamation

The White House has officially proclaimed the month of May “Older Americans Month,” outlining a number of programs and resources that will help seniors remain safe and healthy as they age. President Biden noted that the American Rescue Plan, passed into law in 2021, invest... Read more

Sen. Warren, Experts Highlight Executive Actions to Lower Drug Prices

In a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) outlined a number of executive actions that the Biden administration could take to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Backed by legal and medical experts from Yale Law School, Harvard Medical School ... Read more

HHS Investigation Finds Many Medicare Advantage Enrollees are Denied Necessary Care

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have grown in popularity, with enrollment more than doubling over the last decade. However, an investigation conducted by the HHS Inspector General found that tens of thousands of enrollees are denied care that should be covered under the program. ... Read more

May is Older Americans Month!

Every May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme, Age My Way, provides an opportunity to explore the many ways older adults can remain safe and involved with their communities. The Alliance encourages everyone to make themselves aware of the work of the Administratio... Read more