Category Archives: seniors

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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Urge Congress to Protect and Expand Social Security

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): With the midterm elections approaching, both major political parties are taking a hard look at polling data trying to gain an edge. At Social Security Works, we have found one area where all Americans – … Continue reading

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Seniors Poverty and Opportunity Profile—Taking Care of Seniors in the Future

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): Today, 15 percent of American seniors—people ages 65 and older—are living in poverty in the United States, a disproportionate number of whom are women and people of color. By 2050, one-fifth of the total U.S. … Continue reading

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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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