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Senior Poverty

Food Waste and Systems Change

Lisa Marsh Ryerson | Posted 02.08.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Marsh Ryerson

Perhaps no other issue better highlights the fact that links in our food supply chain are broken. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 133 billion pounds of food go to waste every year.

The Massive Problem Of Senior Poverty That Should Concern Everyone

Joe Seldner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

For years, I have been asking many people this question: What will happen to the tens of millions of people over 50 -- a number growing every day -- who have no money saved, no prospects of ever earning a decent wage again, and a great many of whom have as many as 30, 40 or 50 years left to live?

Remembering MLK and His Focus on Poverty

Lisa Marsh Ryerson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Marsh Ryerson

As a form of tribute this year, listen to Dr.King again, including his later speeches when he focused more on poverty. And begin to think differently about poverty, as an illness whose symptoms we can treat, an illness that we can ultimately cure.

Make a New Year's ReVOLUTION: Three Words to Live By in 2016

Lisa Marsh Ryerson | Posted 12.30.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Marsh Ryerson

The three words I've picked offer an opportunity to adjust my mindset. They represent a promise I can realistically keep. These three words will inform my thinking personally and professionally.

Celebrate Older Americans Month by Fighting Senior Poverty

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Kevin Prindiville

As established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, May is designated as Older Americans Month in the United States. The month provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate this Nation's older adults and our programs that are working.

Income Inequality Among America's Seniors Means It's Not Time to Cut the Safety Net

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Kevin Prindiville

We need to talk about senior poverty. And we need to develop policies that acknowledge that income inequality exists and reflect the economic reality facing older adults today.

This 1 Chart Shows Why Social Security Is So Important

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

The nation’s poverty crisis would be a lot worse if it wasn’t for safety net programs -- particularly Social Security, a new analysis finds. I...

WATCH: The Face Of America's Senior Poverty Crisis

Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

A new finding discovered that senior poverty affects more seniors than previously believed: one in seven seniors live in poverty as opposed to the Cen...

Laura Rowley

More Older Americans Sliding Into Poverty, Experts Say | Laura Rowley | Posted 08.29.2012 | Fifty

In 2010, 8.3 million Americans over 60 faced the threat of hunger -- up 78 percent from a decade earlier, according to a 2012 report. The proportion of the seniors affected has grown to one in seven in 2010 from one in nine in 2005 -- even as the hunger risk for the population as a whole declined slightly, the report found.

Huge Number Of America's Senior Citizens Can't Afford Basic Needs

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

More than 9 million older Americans can't pay their bills. The costs of living -- basic expenses like food, housing, health care and transportation...