Reyma McCoy McDeid Selected as NCIL Executive Director | The Advocacy Monitor
The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) board of directors is pleased to announce that it has named Reyma McCoy McDeid (she / her) as its new Executive Director, effective June 28, 2021. McCoy McDeid, a leading voice in the Independent Living (IL) movement, will bring both a wealth of leadership experience and a passion for disability justice to this role. Additionally, her assuming this role is historic because she will be the first ever Black executive director of a national disability organization in the US. She will succeed Kelly Buckland, who is retiring after 12 years.
‘Surfing is for everyone:’ Kids hang ten during Intellectual Disability Surf Day | ABC15 News
On Saturday, The Champion Autism Network, Surf Dreams Foundation, and South Carolina Special Olympics came together to give kids on the autism spectrum an opportunity to hang ten and possibly train the next generation of young surfers.
Tackling Latino health, caregiving and housing is key as older population grows | NBC News
Latinos were 8 percent of the older population in 2016 — but they’re expected to be over 1 in 5 by 2060. Eduardo Covarrubias retired from his job as a museum security guard in Washington, D.C., 14 years ago and moved to Casa Iris, an affordable housing community for older adults.
Supreme Court Leaves Affordable Care Act in Place | AARP
Millions of Americans will continue to have access to affordable and quality health care with the rejection by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday of a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The high court ruled in a 7-2 decision that those challenging the constitutionality of the ACA — 18 states led by Texas, and two individuals — did not have the legal right to contest the law. Those bringing this lawsuit didn’t have what is called “standing” to bring the case “because they have not shown a past or future injury” due to the law, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in the majority opinion.
One-third of older Americans delayed health care over COVID concerns | Newswise
Making up appointments for chronic conditions and regular preventive care recommended. Nearly one in three Americans between the ages of 50 and 80 put off an in-person appointment for medical care in 2020 because they were worried about exposure to the novel coronavirus, new national poll data show.
Older Americans Are on the Front Line of the Student Debt Crisis | Bloomberg
‘I never expected to have to have a loan at this age,’ says a 60-year-old who borrowed about $30,000 to go back to school later in life and owes $70,000 today.
Disability in space: Aim high | Science Magazine
ASA Brings Together 12 Leaders in Aging to Capture their Wisdom and Share Their Visions for the Future | CISION
In a first of its kind partnership with 37 diverse national and global associations and organizations, the American Society on Aging (ASA) and Age Wave announces The Legacy Interviews, hosted by famed author and aging expert, Ken Dychtwald, PhD. The Legacy Interviews will be 12 hour-long interviews with a diverse set of visionaries in aging who have tackled barriers for themselves and the older adults they serve over careers spanning decades of service.
Students at whiter, wealthier schools have more access to federal disability protections | Arizona Mirror
When two police officers found Dante Butzberger sitting in a walk-in closet at his family’s Scottsdale home, the 14-year-old refused to leave. Dyslexia and ADHD had made his time in eighth grade so miserable that not even the police could convince him to attend school.
This is where older Americans find the most happiness | Market Watch
Ready for this one? Good things came out of the pandemic. A new study “The Four Pillars of the New Retirement: What a Difference a Year Makes” conducted by Edward Jones, the large investment and financial services advisory firm, in partnership with Age Wave, a think tank and consulting firm, and The Harris Poll reports that 70% of Americans say the pandemic has caused them to be more reflective and pay more attention to their long-term finances.
Did you receive a ‘long-term care’ email from your employer? Here’s what it means to opt-in or opt-out | GeekWire
They arrived over the past month in the inboxes of Microsoft coders, Amazon copy editors, and Boeing engineers along with tens of thousands of other employees across Washington state: Emails from payroll departments or human resources telling staffers that they might have the option to opt-out of a new state payroll tax to fund long-term care.
Long Covid should be treated as disability, says TUC | The Guardian (UK)
Long Covid should be categorised as a disability because thousands of employees struggling with debilitating health problems need legal protections from discrimination in workplaces, the TUC has urged. A forthcoming survey commissioned by the union reveals just over half of people with long Covid symptoms, which typically include fatigue, brain fog and shortness of breath, have experienced some form of discrimination or disadvantage where they work.
Recognizing Juneteenth 2021 | NAB
On June 19th we recognize Juneteenth. Known also as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day or Liberation Day, Juneteenth marks the day when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery reached the frontier of the western slave states. At that time, even though freedom had been on paper for almost two and a half years, the reality of that fact would not be revealed in the West until the Union Army proclaimed that the Civil War was over and thus a new phase of life had begun for African-Americans living in the United States.
During the Month of June we are pleased o to continue to celebrate Pride month and recognize the important contributions and presence of the LGBTQIA+ Community. As Harvey Milk said, “It takes no compromise to give people their rights … it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.”
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