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Your Call: The economic realities of retiring

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A group of senior citizen friends who go hiking together in their retirement community

 On the February 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the economic realities facing senior citizens.The number of seniors in the workforce has nearly tripled since the 1970s. A majority of seniors have no pension or retirement savings and half of those who do, have less than $60,800 according to AARP. 

Are you or someone in your family in this position? How are you making ends meet? What policies need to change to address this issue? 

It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Derek L. Toliver, program manager for the Senior Community Service Employment Program and the Economic Security Initiative Center at the Felton Institute

Amber Cutler, staff attorney for Justice in Aging

Maggie Flowers, associate director of Economic Security for the National Council on Aging

Web Resources:

Justice in Aging: https://vimeo.com/120264203" target="_blank">Women and aging film

Center for Elders’ Independence

Felton Institute

Justice in Aging

National Council on Aging

Legal Assistance for Seniors

Center for American Progress: The Reality of the Retirement Crisis

Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County