Bulletin TodayThe first in a series of White House conferences devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aging was held in Miami, Florida, yesterday. Many of the issues addressed—retirement security, health care, housing—are concerns shared by older Americans of all sexual stripes. But LGBT seniors also face unique obstacles, including discrimination and a lack of certain legal protections.
PoliticsAARP Executive Vice President Nancy A. LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to the Administration’s FY2011 budget request: “The Administration’s budget request demonstrates the serious challenges of balancing the need to put our country’s fiscal house in order while also providing needed help to millions of Americans who are navigating a rocky economy with increasingly fewer options. “While the Administration’s budget request offers some welcome relief for older Americans who are struggling to find employment, strengthen their retirement nest …
PoliticsEvery day, President Obama reads ten letters sent to him by normal Americans.
Personal HealthAfter signing the federal stimulus bill into law last week, the White House has convened a Fiscal Responsibility Summit. AARP’s CEO Bill Novelli is attending to represent AARP’s 40 million members. Here’s what he had to say about today’s importance:
PoliticsWith Michelle Obama’s mother set to move into the White House, the Obamas join millions of Americans who’s parents live with them.