13 Republicans Against Trump (Trumpcare)

Attention Aging Advocates, Do you have family or friends in any of the following states: Senators Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Bill Cassidy (LA), Susan Collins (ME), Tom Cotton (AR), Ted Cruz (TX), Cory Gardner (CO), Dean Heller (NV), Mike Lee (UT), John McCain (AZ), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rand Paul (KY), Rob Portman (OH), and David … Continue reading

Who Will Be Our Aging Champion?

“Is California prepared to meet the needs of the aging baby boomer generation?” That was the question posed three years ago by the California State Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care chaired by Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada), where I served as Chief of Staff. After a year of research, briefings by experts … Continue reading

Why Medicaid Matters for the Aging Community

Want to know what proposed changes to Medicaid would mean for older adults and the State of CA? These changes could drastically affect LTSS, long-term services and supports, which supports the most vulnerable older adults. Please see the link below from our national partner, NCOA. If you’re not sure what Medicaid is or who it … Continue reading

7 Social Security Facts you Need to Know

(BPT) – Planning ahead and getting an accurate picture of your options may be key to getting the most out of your retirement. However, a survey commissioned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) aimed to better understand how much Americans know about Social Security retirement benefits suggests many may be leaving Social Security retirement … Continue reading

A Surprising Strategy for Getting the Most out of Your Social Security

(BPT) – The temptation to start collecting monthly Social Security checks at age 62 is hard to resist, but claiming the benefit too early can have damaging consequences for your overall retirement funds. According to Kiplinger.com’s October list of “Financial Decisions You Will Regret in Retirement,” taking the money as soon as you are eligible … Continue reading

Elder Care Benefits and Social Security

Senior citizens receive a lot of elder care benefits and Social Security is just one of them. Social Security is one of the long term benefits that the elderly receive as well as Medicare. Receiving benefits usually starts at age 65 and continues until the death of the individual. Usually this is a long time … Continue reading

National Journal: Big Social Security Bills in the Works With 2016 Cliff Approaching

Yes, it’s early, but Republicans in House and Senate want to lay the groundwork for action next year. BY DYLAN SCOTT Yes, it’s early, but Republicans in House and Senate want to lay the groundwork for action next year. BY DYLAN SCOTT July 26, 2015 Congress is working on legislation that would package together various … Continue reading

2015 White House Conference on Aging Recap

If you were not able to attend the White House Conference on Aging or a watch party for the Conference, here are links to video and information discussed during the event! Click here for: FACT SHEET: The White House Conference on Aging Click here for more WHCOA Videos and Discussion Guide!

MSN: Social Security Hot-Button Topic Among Presidential Hopefuls

Hal M. Bundrick Social Security is not just a gray-hair issue. Millennials are not only a major force as voters, but the massive generation now comprises the majority of the American workforce. And one thing all workers take note of — all of the deductions from our paychecks. We’re all paying into the Social Security … Continue reading

The Wall Street Journal: The Economic Argument for More Aid to the Elderly Poor

iStock     KAREN LINCOLN: A rising tide lifts all boats. This idiom, typically referring to the economy, suggests that a good outcome will benefit all. There has been much debate about whether economic growth benefits the rich, middle class and poor, equally. But, what if the debate was framed differently? Can policies that benefit … Continue reading

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