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Today on Your Call: How are seniors faring in today’s economy?


On today’s Your Call, we continue our Agenda for a New Economy series by focusing on the aging population. Roughly 10,000 people turn 65 every day in the US and nine million older Americans can’t pay their bills. Social security provides at least 90 percent of income to more than one-third of all seniors. What’s in store for this growing demographic? And what’s the government’s role? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Leslie Fried, director of policy and programs at the National Council on Aging

Christina Clem, associate state director of communications at AARP California

Tommi Avicolli-Mecca, San Francisco based writer and activist

Web Resources:

National Council on Aging

American Association of Retired Persons

tommi avicolli mecca's website

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