Category Archives: seniors

Sign Petition in Support of Expanding Social Security

America is facing a retirement income crisis. For the first time in our country’s history, people have to prepare for a lower standard of living in retirement than their parents. As a result, Americans are working well beyond traditional retirement … Continue reading

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“Unsung Heroes” Need Senate Vote on Caregiver Bill – AARP

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-12-17/senior-issues/unsung-heroes-need-senate-vote-on-caregiver-bill-aarp/a49478-1 December 17, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Advocates are asking the State Senate to pass a bill that would give those caring for family members at … Continue reading

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Delaying Social Security Means Bigger Benefits

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-11-16/senior-issues/delaying-social-security-means-bigger-benefits/a48960-1 November 16, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – A lot of older Pennsylvanians are getting reduced Social Security retirement benefits because they start collecting before reaching full … Continue reading

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To Help Hard-Hit Seniors, Warren/Sanders Bill Would Boost Social Security

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/11/05/help-hard-hit-seniors-warrensanders-bill-would-boost-social-security Published on Thursday, November 05, 2015 by Common Dreams Legislation would help counter zero cost-of-living adjustment in Social Security benefits millions of Americans face By Andrea Germanos, staff writer Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaking at a rally in … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Budget Impasse Hurting Seniors

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-11-03/senior-issues/pennsylvania-budget-impasse-hurting-seniors/a48790-1 November 3, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – The four-month budget impasse in Harrisburg is hitting services for seniors particularly hard. In some counties, state funds account … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Retirements Shows the Inequity Between Large Corporate CEOs and the Rest of Us

From Corporate Accountability International (http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/): The retirement assets of CEOs at our largest corporations have exploded while the rest of us wonder when or if we’ll be able to retire. The recently released A Tale of Two Retirements (http://www.foreffectivegov.org/two-retirements) found … Continue reading

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Haunted by Student Debt to the Grave

Posted at http://ourfuture.org/20150728/haunted-by-student-debt-to-the-grave July 28, 2015 Mary Green Swig, Steven L. Swig and Roger Hickey It will not be news to 41 million Americans that this nation is in the middle of a student debt crisis. That’s the number of … Continue reading

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Number of Seniors Threatened by Hunger Has Doubled Since 2001, and It’s Going to Get Worse

Posted at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/number-hungry-seniors-doubled-since-2001-going-get-worse/ PBS NewsHour, May 22, 2015 The number of seniors uncertain about food more than doubled between 2001 and 2013, and in 2013 an additional 300,000 seniors over age 60 had trouble accessing food. In Naples, Florida, charities … Continue reading

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Support Making Things Easier for Those New to Medicare

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 and become Medicare-eligible. But all too often, people new-to-Medicare make costly mistakes during the complicated enrollment process that result in lifetime penalties, higher health care costs, gaps in coverage, and … Continue reading

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AARP Foundation and FRAC Announce New Tools to Fight Hunger among Seniors

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): The Joint Toolkit Aims to Connect More Seniors to SNAP Washington, DC – FRAC and AARP Foundation are taking a step forward in preventing food insecurity by publishing a digital toolkit that … Continue reading

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