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Older adults want to ‘age in place,’ but their options are limited in most states

BY: - November 2, 2023

Read more Stateline coverage of how communities across the country are trying to create more affordable housing. As older adults begin to outnumber young people in the United States in the coming decade, advocacy groups are challenging states to shift away from single-family zoning in favor of housing solutions that allow older adults to “age […]

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Alabama council wants to boost visibility of elder abuse registry

BY: - March 31, 2023

A council of state agencies and organizations that work with the older population want to promote new registry that compiles confirmed reports of elder abuse, such as sexual abuse or financial exploitation. The Interagency Council for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, established and overseen by the Department of Senior Services, is a group of organizations […]

Young man poses with his mother in front of the Alabama house of government in a rally for disabled rights.

Bill could give Alabamians with disabilities more legal independence

BY: - March 16, 2023

Erech Brown, is creating his own podcast, Splatter ‘til it Matters, and designing shirts, including one worn by advocates on the steps of the Alabama House Wednesday morning. While he makes his own money, Brown, an autistic 23-year-old from Helena in Shelby County, said that he came to the state Capitol today to “talk about […]