Category Archives: seniors

Support Keeping Social Security Accessible

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): The Social Security Administration (SSA) is rapidly implementing a critically flawed and poorly understood series of office closings and service reductions at exactly the same time as more and more Americans rely on the Social … Continue reading

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Support New Legislation to Expand Social Security

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have announced exciting new legislation to expand Social Security. The Retirement and Income Security Enhancement Act of 2014 (or RAISE Act) would increase benefits for many divorced … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing, Services Needed for Aging Population

From The Morning Call (posted at http://www.mcall.com/opinion/yourview/mc-housing-for-elderly-cercone-yv–20131129,0,6485735.story) Opinion: Paul Cercone November 29, 2013 According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are more people age 65 or older living in this country than ever before. In Lehigh and Northampton counties, 21 … Continue reading

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Steep Rise Seen in Deep Poverty among Elderly

Posted 10/11/13 at http://articles.philly.com/2013-10-11/news/42904099_1_deep-poverty-north-philadelphia-law-center By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer If Ivy Maude Jones could still work, life would be easier. Cleaning houses, caring for the sick, toiling in corporate cafeterias – Jones always had money coming in, right up … Continue reading

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America’s Most Vulnerable are Paying the Price for Government Shutdown

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): 8 Immoral Ways the Government Shutdown is Hurting the Needy (Washington Post, October 15, 2013) “Many of us have been dismayed by media coverage of the government shutdown, which has too rarely … Continue reading

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Financial Education Seminar Targets 55+—October and November, Philadelphia

From the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (http://www.unitedforimpact.org/): Clarifi and Journey’s Way are collaborating this fall for six consecutive Wednesdays in October (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) and November (6) to present a free financial education … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Restore Meals on Wheels Funding

From the Campaign for America’s Future (http://www.ourfuture.org/): Thousands of homebound seniors will not get a hot meal tonight because Congress has cut funding for Meals on Wheels as part of the sequester. For millions of seniors, Social Security isn’t enough … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Strengthen Social Security

Over 100,000 people have signed the petition urging Congress to strengthen—not cut—Social Security. There’s still time to join them. The Strengthening Social Security Act fixes the benefit formula to accurately reflect the expenses of America’s seniors. It increases benefits for … Continue reading

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Slow Down Lottery Privatization for Full and Transparent Review

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): HARRISBURG, PA (January 2, 2013) – Dr. Stephen Herzenberg, an economist and executive director of the Keystone Research Center, issued a statement on the Corbett administration’s decision to extend the deadline (from Dec. 31 to … Continue reading

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New Report: Rush to Privatize PA Lottery Could End Up Costing Seniors

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): HARRISBURG, PA (December 13, 2012) – A plan to privatize the operation of the Pennsylvania Lottery would be a good deal for the private bidder but carries significant risk for the Pennsylvania seniors who benefit … Continue reading

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