Poor and Elderly: The 5 Worst States to Grow Old In

In an article posted on March 5th, AOL Daily Finance explains that according to a recent report, “on average, if government benefits were taken out of the equation, elderly Americans would have significantly less income than they’d need to survive. And with a host of politicians proposing to scale back social programs, that gap is poised to become even more severe…But, while things are tough for the elderly across the country, they vary widely from state to state.

Find out how your state measures up:

 

 

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/03/05/poor-and-elderly-the-5-worst-states-to-grow-old/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl13%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D140964

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About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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