• RRF Issue Brief on Economic Security of Older Adults Features UMass-Boston Projects

    One year ago - By Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

    The RRF Foundation for Aging, which supports the Elder Economic Security Index from UMass-Boston, among other related projects, released an issue brief with data highlighting the importance of addressing economic security for older adults.
    Half of older people who live alone in the U.S. and a quarter of all older couples cannot afford a “bare-bones” budget in their communities, totaling 11 million older adults who are struggling to make ends meet.
    The issue brief touches on the challenge of housing costs and how programs like Social Security and Medicare have not kept pace with inflation...
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