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AARP and AARP Foundation Help Convene Summit

Millions of Americans are struggling with poverty. For them, the American Dream becomes more distant each day. That's why AARP and AARP Foundation have joined forces with the Ford Foundation, United Way and Time magazine to convene the Opportunity Nation summit on Friday, Nov. 4, in New York. The summit is aimed at raising awareness of the need to create more opportunities for millions of Americans in need.

"Poverty is not a political issue. It's a human issue,"said Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP Foundation's president, who will introduce New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the summit. "Today, the gap between rich and poor in our country is at record levels. Nearly 9 million older adults are threatened by hunger and 1 in 4 has problems meeting their basic needs. We must do everything we can to help shine a spotlight on the need to help more Americans secure the essentials — food, housing, income and personal connection."

Emily Allen, AARP Foundation's vice president, income, will also participate in the summit. Allen will serve on a panel focusing on achieving economic independence.

The summit takes place at Columbia University and will bestreamed live on the Web on Nov. 4. To sign up, go to the Opportunity Nation livestream registration.

As one of the leading national charitable organizations focused on helping older adults meet their basic needs, AARP Foundation is dedicated to serving vulnerable people 50 and over by creating solutions that help them secure their basic needs and achieve their best life.

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