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Great links from the ARA!


An alternative census estimate shows that more of America's seniors than originally thought are living in poverty - and that means the poverty rate could spike under certain Medicare reforms, a new analysis finds.

 http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/report-more-seniors-are-living-in-poverty-91631.html#ixzz2TvuK2Rum

 

 

Senior poverty is much worse than you think

Washington Post

Dylan Matthews

May 20, 2013

 

A new Kaiser Family Foundation report finds that the SPM poverty rate for senior citizens is actually higher than the official rate: 15 percent vs. 9 percent.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/20/senior-poverty-is-much-worse-than-you-think/ 

 

Social Media

 

The Overlooked: Social Media Marketing For Senior Citizens

Forbes

Katie Moran

May 20, 2013

 

There are currently 39 million people aged 65 and older using Facebook, Twitter, and Skype, making them the fastest growing age demographic on these sites.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2013/05/20/the-overlooked-social-media-marketing-for-senior-citizens/

 

 

Social Security

 

What About Social Security Benefits for Singles and the Divorced?

PBS

Laurence Kotlikoff

May 20, 2013

 

Fifty-two percent of women over 60 aren't married, including nearly 70 percent of those over 75. What Social Security benefits are they entitled to? And what about single or divorced men? 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/05/what-about-social-security-benefits-for-singles-and-the-divorced.html

BREAKING NEWS!!!!