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News

The White House Briefing Room, January 14, 2022 :Background Press Call on the Rollout of 500 Million Free Tests to American Homes

The White House Briefing Room, November 2, 2021: President Biden Announces New Actions to Protect Americans Against the Delta and Omicron Variants as We Battle COVID-⁠19 this Winter

The White House Briefing Room, October 28, 2021: A Proclamation on National Native American Heritage Month, 2021

The White House Briefing Room, August 6, 2021: A Proclamation on National Health Center Week, 2021 Excerpt, "During National Health Center Week, we recognize the importance of health centers and their staff who heal and strengthen our local communities.  We salute their dedication and service.  As our Nation builds back better, we commit to working together to bring about a stronger, healthier Nation for all. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim the week of August 8 through August 14, 2021, as National Health Center Week."

NEW publication: In a recent issue of JAMA Neurology, one of our subject matter experts, Dr. Lynn Hallarman, shared the story of giving care to her mother with dementia. You can read more about Dr. Hallarman's journey with her mom in the December 2020 issue of our newsletter or visit JAMA Neurology for the article The Great Escape—A Physician Confronts Family Caregiving During the COVID-19 Pandemic. *Please note this article is downloadable through JAMA with no associated fee. Dr. Hallarman was also interviewed about caring for her mother in the publication, Being Patient. Read the article here.  

June 15, 2021 marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The day provides opportunities for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. 

The White House Briefing Room, A Proclamation on Older Americans Month, May 2021: Excerpt, "NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2021 as Older Americans Month.  I call upon Americans of all ages to celebrate older Americans during this month and throughout the year."

Aging-Related Events

View the recording of the Elder Justice Lunch and LearnCombating Physical Elder Abuse ​​​​​​​ (aired on January 20, 2022)

View the recording: engAGED Virtual Aging Network Social Engagement Summit (aired on July 22, 2021): The engAGED Virtual Summit brought together national, state and local Aging Network leaders for an interactive discussion and dialogue on social engagement and social isolation. The Virtual Summit featured creative solutions for addressing social isolation to spur ideas for replication at the local level and spotlighted national resources and initiatives to support social engagement efforts. https://www.engagingolderadults.org/engaged-virtual-summit-2021