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News

Reported Age Discrimination Drops During Pandemic

6/16/21|  Story

The percentage of workers aged more than 60 years who reported age-related discrimination decreased from 24 percent in 2020 to 19 percent in 2021, according to seniorliving.org’s annual report on age discrimination in the workplace.
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Surge in Early Retirements Exposes Inequalities Among U.S. Baby Boomers

6/14/21|  Story

At least 1.7 million older workers retired early because of the pandemic crisis, according to a report by the New School for Social Research’s Retirement Equity Lab.
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To Better Protect Homebound Seniors, CMS Boosts Medicare Rates for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations

6/11/21|  Story

Since COVID-19 vaccines became more widely available in the U.S., home health providers have been working to “get shots in the arms” of vulnerable, homebound populations. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new support for those providers on Wednesday.
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Apple Previews Powerful Software Updates Designed for People With Disabilities

6/9/21|  Story

New SignTime service launched May 20 to connect Apple Store and Apple Support customers with on-demand sign language interpreters.
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Alzheimer’s Drug Sparks Emotional Battle as FDA Nears Deadline on Whether to Approve

6/7/21|  Story

If cleared, the drug would be the first for slowing cognitive decline, but critics say the data does not prove it works.
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Estate taxes: Will the step up in basis be eliminated? Here’s what to know and how to prepare

6/3/21|  Story

A recent proposal from President Joe Biden discussed the possibility of eliminating the step-up in basis that lets families leave certain assets to their heirs without having to pay capital gains tax.
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Updates

NAELA Celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021
6/15/2021  Press Release
Attorneys Advocate for Older Adults and People With Disabilities to Prevent Elder Abuse
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NAELA Announces Winner of 2021 National Writing Award
6/11/2021  Press Release
NAELA proudly announces that University of Connecticut Assistant Professor In-Residence Terry Berthelot, MSW, JD, is the recipients of the 2021 John J. Regan Writing Award for her article, “Medicare Appeal Navigation,” published in the Spring 2020 NA
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NAELA Announces Winner of 2021 President’s Recognition Award
6/9/2021  Press Release
2020-2021 NAELA President Wendy Shparago Cappelletto, Esq., CAP, selected AgeOptions, based in Oak Park, Ill., as the recipient of the 2021 President’s Recognition Award.
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NAELA Supports Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
6/1/2021  Press Release
Association for Attorneys Serving Older Americans and People With Disabilities Raises Awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease
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NAELA Honors Residents and Staff During National Skilled Nursing Care Week May 9-15
5/6/2021  Press Release
NAELA celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), which runs from May 9-15.
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Meryl Grenadier, Washington, DC

  • NAELA Litigation Committee
"Being on the NAELA Litigation Committee has opened me up to different areas of the law. There is some overlap with some of the impact litigation I do with AARP and the work the NAELA Litigation Committee does. It’s nice to learn issues impacting how individuals’ assets are structured. I’d encourage others to join committees; there’s a wealth of knowledge the NAELA attorneys have, especially if you’re new to the work (which I was when I first joined)."

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