Frontline posted a new podcast regarding a race-related murder in Chicago in 1955. That murder resulted in a bill named for the victim that would wind up in the halls of Congress. It was aimed at bringing justice to unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Around the same time, the Department of Justice and the FBI launched an initiative tasked with investigating these types of crimes. Listen here.

In an email dated June 11, 2021, Benefits.gov called attention to two resources. Finding Financial Assistance on Benefits.gov and An Updated Guide to Benefits.gov Resources. As the official benefits website of the U.S. government, Benefits.gov increases access to benefit information and program eligibility requirements to help citizens find government assistance. Financial responsibilities can be difficult to manage, but depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial assistance to help with your needs. Benefits.gov says it is here to help you understand the financial assistance resources available to you, your family, and your business.

The Administration for Community Living announced a webinar titled: Serving LGBTQ Older Adults: Innovative Approaches to Help LGBTQ Older Adults Engage. It will occur on Tue, Jun 22, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT. It is focused on social engagement among LGBTQ older adults. It also announced a webinar titled Food Insecurity, Neighborhood Food Environment, and Nutrition Health Disparities: State of the Science, to be held Tuesday, September 21- Thursday, 23, 2021, 12:30-5:30 PM ET.

The Administration for Community Living’s National Center on Law & Elder Rights announced a webinar on What it Takes to Age in Place: Bringing Housing and Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) Together. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 2:00-3:00 PM ET.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announced a new evidence based research report titled Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases.

The GAO issued the following report on VA Health Care: Additional Data Needed to Inform the COVID- 19 Response in Community Living Centers. GAO-21-369R, June 10.

The National Down Syndrome Society calls attention to its Founding Day celebration and invites donations. NDSS was founded on June 20, 1979.

Wells Fargo posts on how to spot an online scam. “It’s hard to spot scams just by looking at a webpage or social media post and it’s easy for scammers to block you from contacting them after they’ve stolen your money. These are just a few things we’ve heard from customers who paid for items that they never received.” Read here for more.

The VA announced plans expansion of benefits for disability claims for conditions related to certain toxic exposures. Read here.

The VA posted on VA researchers trying brain stimulation to treat headaches. Also posted was Why I get my health care at VA: Navy Veteran Dick and How to get a virtual hearing at the BVA.
A Washington Post editorial reports Congress hatches a bad bipartisan retirement savings policy.

The VA announced a video regarding its Fiduciary Accountings Submission Tool creates a “FAST” way to process your fiduciary claims. Click here to watch. Click here to visit the VA page with guidance for VA fiduciaries.

The VA announced a free, phone-based class called “Mindfulness Meditation” to help Veterans of all eras manage the challenges and stressors of everyday life. During each class, a topic related to mindfulness is introduced, followed by a guided meditation practice. Classes are available from 11am-noon ET on these upcoming days: June 18, July 2, July 16, August 6, September 3 and September 17. Join any or all classes

Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4381–June 7-June 11, 2021 (“CAAR Clippings”) reported three stories regarding nursing homes:

Alicia Munnell, writing for MarketWatch, asks Will millennials have enough money to retire?

CAAR Clippings reported five articles regarding a new drug for Alzheimer’s patients:

HealthDay reports: Old Age No Bar to Successful Heart Transplant, Study Finds.

Pittsburgh VA Regional Office announced A Virtual Veterans Town Hall will take place Monday, June 21, 2021 | 10:00am. Event: Get important VA updates and hear from VA Leadership, including Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Veterans Benefits Administration’s Pittsburgh Regional Office. Our virtual town hall is part of VA’s ongoing effort to hear from you and use your feedback to improve VA care and service. How to Attend: Join via Webex Virtual Town Hall. Access code: 199 948 8219 | password Pk9auvn4Y$4. Attendees may also join by phone: 1-400-397-1596; access code:199 948 8219. Search the Department of Veterans Affairs website for other virtual town halls.

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseased announced availability of a Free Bilingual Booklet on Osteoporosis.

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