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In 1985, after making it back to the future from 1955, Marty joined Doc for a drive 30 years into the future. That future is now.  If the alternate 2015 of the Back to the Future film series were accurate, we’d be easing along on hover boards, navigating skyways in flying cars, and enjoying the luxuries of self-lacing sneakers and self-fitting jackets.
People with disabilities are challenged with both overcoming barriers and with convincing others that those barriers do not define them. That’s why we wanted to mark this October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month by reminding you that Social Security is an earned benefit for millions of disabled individuals, and we can assist them in going back to work.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) invites all journalists to attend its 68th Annual Scientific Meeting — the country’s largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging — from November 18 to 22 in Orlando, Florida. Media representatives may register free of charge.
Nearly one in five adults over age 65 in California, that is, around 772,000 elders, endure financial hardship, unable to afford basic needs, but often ineligible for government assistance, according to a new study out this week by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
U.S. District Court Judge Percy Anderson has dismissed a class action lawsuit charging the Social Security Administration (SSA) with discriminating against SSI recipients who are married to a person of the same sex. Social Security did not recognize the recipients’ marriages until more than a year after the fall of the Defense of Marriage Act with the Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Windsor in June 2013. Justice in Aging, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), and Foley Hoag LLP filed Held v. Colvin in March 2015 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.