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Diversity and Inclusion

ADA Live! Aging, Disability, and ADA: Know Your Rights

May 5, 2021 at 1:00pm1:45pm EDT

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On this episode of ADA Live! …

The “graying” of America is continuing at an accelerated pace. In the past 10 years, there has been a staggering 35% increase in the total number of people in the US aged 65 and over, now at 52.4 million people. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the over-65 population will be 77 million by the year 2035, when—for the first time—the number of older people will be larger than the number of children under age 18.

For many of us, aging means daily living can become more difficult. Aging also increases the likelihood of acquiring a disability and the likely result that more people will be eligible for protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Plan to join us for this thought-provoking episode ofADA Live! in recognition of May as Older Americans Month. Our guest, Nick Nyberg, Programs and Planning Division Chief with the Alabama Department of Senior Services, will discuss the Older Americans Act of 1965 and its impact on the services and supports for older people, what these supports can be, and much more.

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About ADA Live! 
The ADA Live! podcast and resources focuses on rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A new episode airs for 30-45 minutes on the first Wednesday of each month. ADA Live! is produced by the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University and one of ten regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network.

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This event was first published on April 30, 2021 and last updated on May 3, 2021.

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