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How To Manage Your Money Better After 50

(Forbes, August 2014) - Not enough attention is given to improving the financial literacy of people 50+, particularly ones who are low- and moderate-income and stand to gain the most by managing their money better. AARP Foundation and the Charles Schwab Foundation joined forces to create workshops specifically designed to help financially-challenged 50+ Americans. Read

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

 

 

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Opinion: Food Banks Treat Only Symptoms of Real Disease

(Portland (ME) Press Herald, Oct. 2014) A overreliance on donated food points to larger problems related to poverty and economic instability that call for more comprehensive solutions. Read

AARP Hosts Hunger Summit Highlighting Seniors Struggling With Hunger

(WCNC-TV, Oct. 2014) A broadcast on a hunger summit hosted by AARP and AARPF in North Carolina highlights AARP’s initiatives to combat hunger among seniors. Watch

Study Sheds Light on Broadening U.S. Hunger Problem

(National Geographic, August 2014) - In daily scramble for food, about 1 in 7 Americans now rely on local aid programs. Read

Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat

(NPR, August 2014) - When we picture hungry Americans, we may see the faces of children, or single moms. But many of the people who struggle to fill their bellies are beyond age 65. Read

 

 

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Tips for Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

(PRWeb.com, 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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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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Seniors Share Homes for Cost Saving, Companionship

(ABC News, July 2014) - Thousands of aging Americans take part in home-sharing programs that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting some much-needed companionship. Read

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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