New Resource on Seniors and Poverty

By August 13, 2014PRESS RELEASE

WASHINGTON, DC – In the just released Seniors and Poverty and Opportunity Profile (PDF) from Half in Ten and the National Senior Citizens Law Center, you will find out that 15 percent of American seniors — people aged 65 and older– are living in poverty, a disproportionate number of whom are women and people of color. Nearly 20 percent of today’s seniors are economically vulnerable.

The future isn’t bright for Baby Boomers; tomorrow’s seniors will increasingly struggle with poverty and economic insecurity including homelessness and hunger unless we provide proper assistance and support.

The National Senior Citizens Law Center is a non-profit organization whose principal mission is to protect the rights of low-income older adults. Through advocacy, litigation, and the education and counseling of local advocates, we seek to ensure the health and economic security of those with limited income and resources, and access to the courts for all.

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Contact: Vanessa Barrington
510-256-1200 direct

Justice in Aging

About Justice in Aging

Justice in Aging is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law. Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center, since 1972 we’ve worked for access to affordable health care and economic security for older adults with limited resources, focusing especially on populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection such as women, people of color, LGBT individuals, and people with limited English proficiency.