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Tell Congress: Protect Seniors from Hunger Now

Posted on 07/8/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsThe Older Americans Act (OAA) is critical to helping seniors live independently as they age. Yet Congress has stalled in its efforts to renew the legislation before Congress stops work for the fall elections. This is the first in a 3-part series to outline the importance of programs funded by the OAA – such as Meals On Wheels – to the dignity of seniors across America. Please read, share and tell Congress to take action and not play political games with seniors’ …

Older Adults Have The Highest Poverty Rate

Posted on 11/18/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & FamilyBettman/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 …