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.
You can read more about Where We Stand on senior poverty issues on the NSCLC website.
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. For more information, visit our Web site at www.NSCLC.org.