The Wisdom of the Aged

After nearly a year of answering questions, John Sorensen posed one of his own: “Do you know what you want to do when you get old?” It was a day of frustration for Mr. Sorensen, whose 92nd birthday was the day after Christmas. He was in the kitchen of his Upper West Side apartment, holding […]

The Hidden Hungry

It’s lunchtime, but Gale Hillyer’s refrigerator is almost empty. There’s a bottle of water. The carefully wrapped leftovers of yesterday’s meal. A handful of condiments. That’s it. Her sole source of income, a Social Security disability check, has yet to arrive. Until then, there is no money for groceries. Hillyer, 60, is among the “hidden […]

Welcome to the Claude Pepper Center!

Our Mission: The central mission of The Claude Pepper Center at FSU is to use information and data from multiple sources to help inform policy makers, researchers, teachers, the media and the general public about the health, long term care and income security challenges confronting the nation’s older citizens. Current Projects: In Development: Mental Health […]