Tell Congress: Protect Seniors from Hunger Now

The Older Americans Act (OAA) is critical to helping seniors live independently as they age. This is the first in a three-part series outlining the importance of programs funded by the OAA to the dignity of seniors across America. Please read, share and tell Congress to not play political games with seniors’ health and well-being. Today, too many older Americans are one meal away from going hungry. The numbers are startling: – 9 million Americans aged 50+ are at risk for hunger every day – …

Older Adults Have The Highest Poverty Rate

Bettman/Corbis In a new report released today from the AARP Public Policy Institute finds that under the experimental poverty measure, older Americans have the highest rates of poverty among three key age groups. Get this: the report even understates the number of older Americans in poverty, because the current official poverty measure, does not take into account the higher health care expenditures of people over 65. The report shows us that the current official poverty measure is leaving nearly half …