This October 2015 article from the "New Yorker" explores depictions of old age in literature and culture:
Some of the home health aides working with our residents may have concerns about increased enforcement by ICE. The following letter comes from VOLS, the Volunteers of Legal Services, and may be circulated.
--- Ron Bruno
Some of your clients, or their families, may be coming to you with concerns about recent ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) raids that have been covered by the media lately. The Legal Aid Society has a new immigration hotline, (844) 955-3425, which such people can call to obtain information and advice. Calls will be forwarded to staff in The Legal Aid Society's Community Justice Unit who will be answering questions and gathering information in order to assist people who may have had family members taken by ICE.
Legal Aid has also created a one-page flyer containing this hotline number and other information; click here for the English version; click here for the Spanish version.
People with immigration-related questions may also try calling the Legal Services NYC hotline at (917) 661-4500 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on business days.
All the best,
Tune into PBS on Channel 13 tonight at 10:00 PM for the premier of a documentary on Alzheimer's disease called "Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts." The film is an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. Click here for more information.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) recommends contacting Congress regarding the Affordable Care Act and older adults. Click here for more information.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes programs that encourage preventive care. Click here for an article from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) that discusses the threat to these programs should the ACA be repealed. Two of these programs are designed specifically for older adults.
Click here to learn about recommendations to Congress for 2017 from the National Council on Aging (NCOA). --- Ron Bruno
Click here for a post from the National Council on Aging concerning one of the ways repeal of the Affordable Care Act would affect services for older adults.
--- Ron Bruno
The Medicare Rights Center has just released the first in a series of briefs on the Medicare program. Click here to gain access to the brief.
There is much misinformation about Medicare that is circulating, particularly in regard to the program's costs and sustainability.
These briefs from the Medicare Rights Center should serve as a needed corrective.
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