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Couples Say Relationships Benefit From Volunteering Together

(The Sacramento Bee, May 2014) -  Mike and his wife, Jean, have served four years as volunteers and are local site coordinators for the AARP-sponsored tax service, aimed at low-income elderly but open to all. Read

AARP Foundation Grant Helps Older Workers Find Full-Time Work

(, March 2014) - 12 community colleges nationwide were selected for the BACK TO WORK 50+ initiative. Read



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Top 8 Misconceptions About Hunger in N.J. and America

(, July 2014) - Guest columnist Irwin S. Stoolmacher writes about some of the widely held misconceptions about hunger in America. Read

AARP Foundation sponsors "End Hunger in New Mexico Summit"

(AARP New Mexico, July 2014) - The two-day Summit will take a comprehensive look at hunger issues across New Mexico with the goal of identifying ways to end hunger in the state. New Mexico ranks second in the nation for hunger among seniors. Read

5 Myths About Seniors and SNAP Debunked

(, July 2014) - Today, one in seven seniors in the U.S. faces hunger. Yet three out of five seniors who qualify for SNAP are missing out on the benefit. Read

Volunteers assemble 24,000 meals for seniors at Lime Rock Park

(The Register Citizen, July 2014) - About 250 volunteers gathered to assemble and pack 24,000 meals that will be donated to the Connecticut Food Bank through the Drive to End Hunger program. Read



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Tips for Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

(, June 2014) - The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) and the nation's more than 6,500 community banks are providing tips for preventing the disturbing trend of elder financial abuse. Read

Finances, Desire to Work Keeping Seniors in the Workforce

(The Intelligencer, May 2014) The number of workers 65 and older rose 3 percent between 2010 and 2013, while the number of younger workers under 50 years old fell, according to a recent Gallup poll. Read

Are Boomers Confident About Retirement Saving? Survey Says No.

(Marketwatch, April 2013) - A new survey by the Insured Retirement Institute notes a marked drop in the last two years in boomers' confidence that they are saving enough for retirement. Read



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Housing News

New Technologies to Help Seniors Age in Place

(The Wall Street Journal, June 2014) - As the population grows older, engineers and health experts are searching for new ways to prevent elderly people from injuring themselves at home. In doing so, they hope to keep people in their homes longer, a concept known as aging in place. Read

Government Recalls Bed Rails After Reported Deaths

(AARP, May 2014) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of more than 100,000 adult bed rails that it says can pose a serious risk of entrapment, strangulation and death. Read

Architects Live in Senior Spaces to Help Elderly

(USA Today, May 2014) - Young architects move into senior housing and live with the people they were designing housing for so they can get a feel for the needs and requirements of the residents. Read



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Isolation News

Study: Internet Usage Lowers Rates of Depresssion Among Older Adults

(WP, May 2014) - The Washington Post reports a new study on the affect of Internet usage on the emotional state of adults over 50 years old found that rates of depression were lower among those who regularly browse the Web. Read


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