A crisis for seniors who rely on Social Security

It seems every time we talk about the long-term future of Social Security, many in Washington start clamoring to raise the retirement age or propose other ways to trim Social Security’s modest benefits. Those calling for cuts are missing the dire state of retirement security for the typical American. Traditional pensions have become a thing […]

FL ALFA Heralds the Signing of ALF Reform Legislation into Law by Governor Scott

Tallahassee, Fla. – FLORIDA ALFA (FL ALFA), the Florida chapter of the Assisted Living Federation of America, today heralded the signing of meaningful ALF reform legislation, sponsored by Senator Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood) and Representative Larry Ahern (R-Seminole), into law by Governor Rick Scott. “With Governor Scott’s signature today, we are celebrating the final step in […]

Caring for Mom & Dad

Americans are living longer than ever before. Who will take care of those who can no longer care for themselves? CARING FOR MOM & DAD (premiering May 2015 on PBS; check local listings) seeks to answer these questions as it explores the emotional, health, and financial challenges that many caregivers face every day. Read and […]

A Group Portrait of New York’s ‘Oldest Old’

It was an average week in an aging city. Frederick Jones, 88, fell in the kitchen of his Crown Heights apartment and went to sleep on the floor, resting until he felt strong enough to pull himself up. Ping Wong, 90, told her daughter that she could not make their annual spring trip to Atlantic […]