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More than one half of all elder households in the U.S. have incomes that don't cover basic living expenses. That's the conclusion of a recent report from the nonprofit organization Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) titled "Doing Without: Economic Insecurity and Older Americans."
In order to determine just how much income a senior requires to adequately meet his or her needs, WOW and the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston developed the Elder Index, which ...
Candidates for Congress, Herb Robinson (left) and Paul Heroux (right), speak during Sunday afternoon's Democratic Caucus at Sharon Town Hall. February 26, 2012.
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When Joseph Kennedy III announced he was running for Congress last month it capped months of speculation that he’d run. Even before he got into the race he was widely considered the frontrunner.
But seemingly lost in the hoopla surrounding Kennedy’s campaign were several ...
BOSTON U.S. Sen. Scott Brown?s support for a proposal that would have allowed employers to opt out of providing some health insurance coverage for religious or moral reasons was defeated Thursday. The U.S. Senate voted to table the measure sponsored by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri.
Minutes after the Senate vote Thursday, Democrats went into campaign mode. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee urging voters to support one of the eleven Democratic women running for Senate in 2012. ...
Department Chair of Gerontology and Associate Director of the Gerontology Institute Jan Mutchler is interviewed on a study conducted by UMass Boston and advocacy group Wider Opportunities for Women that showed the medium income of elderly residents in all 50 states fell short of the cost of basic living expenses, with the greatest gaps in the Northeast.
Article on a study conducted by UMass Boston and advocacy group Wider Opportunities for Women that showed the medium income of elderly residents in all 50 states fell short of the cost of basic living expenses, with the greatest gaps in the Northeast.
The study, a joint project of advocacy group Wider Opportunities for Women and University of Massachusetts Boston, compared income and expenses for the elderly in all 50 states and found that income in all cases fell short of basic expenses. The largest gaps occurred in the Northeast, where living costs are among the highest in the nation. Five of the six New England states were represented in the top 10.
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Heres some math that doesnt work out to the benefit of many elder households in Kansas and Missouri:
The amount needed for a single person, aged 65 or older, to live independently in a rental property is about $20,700 a year.
The median income for a retired single person, excluding Supplemental Social Security Income and public assistance, is about $16,800.
The shortfall? About $4,000 a year, give or take several hundred dollars.
Those numbers are estimates drawn from a detailed ...
What an amazing array of music we've had lately. At Emmanuel Music, pianist Russell Sherman and tenor Frank Kelley, after their haunting Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin two weeks before, returned with Schumann's great Dichterliebe ("poet-love"), with Kelley in slightly dryer, less flexible voice, but achingly articulate, and Sherman uncannily transparent in his partnering. Sherman preceded this with a complexly playful Schumann Kinderszenen ("childhood scenes"), with its famously dreamy ...
This past winter, gossip seems to have risen to the surface of our musical life like the foam on chicken soup. But spring is upon us and we hope that our thoughts can now turn to music itself, especially since we have some very promising performances to which we can look forward. Here are some of them.
Hard on the heels of its triumph with Peter Maxwell Davies's The Lighthouse at the JFK Library,BOSTON LYRIC OPERA returns to more familiar territory with Rossini's best-loved comedy, The ...