Whether you realize it or not, Social Security is probably this country's most important social program. According to an analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), the mere fact that retired workers have a guaranteed income stream from Social Security (should they earn enough lifetime work credits) pushes the federal poverty level for the elderly down to 8.8%. Without Social Security income, an estimated 40.5% of retired workers would be living below the poverty line.Read more
Santa for Seniors organizers need another 20 sponsors or so to bring cheer to everyone on their list.Read more
A sometimes forgotten segment of the population is area senior citizens.Read more
Billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates has pledged around $100 million in the fight against brain-wasting diseases, earmarking half of that for start-ups researching treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.Read more
The caregiving crunch is here.
Already, 40 million Americans are providing care to an adult family member or friend, most often to an aging parent or spouse. As the massive baby-boomer generation hits their 70s, the demand for family caregiving will skyrocket—and it’s poised to become America’s biggest off-the-books industry.Read more
Will you hit your magic number?
It’s the financial question that worries just about everyone—whether you’ll have enough money to support yourself comfortably after you stop working. By the time you’re a few years away from retirement, this concern grows into a primary stressor. And numbers of all kinds, from surveys of savers’ attitudes to reviews of their actual account balances, suggest that the majority of Americans are right to be worried.Read more
Georgia is anticipating a sizable increase in people living with Alzheimer’s by 2025, in part, due to the state’s growing appeal as a retirement destination.Read more
One of the major benefits of Medicare is its coverage of hospitalization. However, if you are admitted to a hospital as a Medicare patient, the hospital may try to discharge you before you are ready.Read more