AARP Foundation Programs Help Older Adults Combat Poverty.

June 6, 2018

Money Inc. (6/6, Davis) reports data from the National Council on Aging shows over 25 million adults over 60 are “economically insecure” and “struggle with rising health care costs, don’t have adequate access to food, lack transportation,” and struggle with other challenges.

 

However, “there are ways to make life a little more comfortable when you’re in your Golden Years” through “retraining and other assistance programs,” Money Inc. says, reviewing several such programs available to help older adults remain in the workforce. Among these is the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which “helps low-income, unemployed people age 55 and older find jobs,” per Money Inc., leveraging the AARP Foundation to “match job-seekers with public agencies and nonprofits to help them earn a modest income while increasing their skills and building self-confidence.” Additionally, the AARP Foundation’s Back to Work 50+ program “helps older Americans advance in the workforce, regain employment and build financial resiliency and capability, so they don’t fall into poverty.”

Repreinted with permission from www.acl.gov