Senior Agenda Coalition of RI unveils legislative agenda to packed house of seniors – Herb Weiss

By Herb Weiss, contributing writer on aging issues Last Wednesday, the main ballroom at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick was filled, to capacity. Hundreds came to the Senior Agenda Coalition of RI’s (SACRI)  2024 Legislative Leaders Forum to learn about the advocacy group’s issue priorities. House and Senate leadership, along with members of both caucuses…

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The “Forgotten Middle” study of income inequity of Black and Hispanic seniors – Herb Weiss

By Herb Weiss, contributing writer on aging issues Millions of Black and Hispanic middle-income older adults will lack the financial resources to pay for senior housing and health care expenses as they age, warns a new report released by NORC at the University of Chicago, commissioned by the Long-Beach, California-based SCAN Foundation, an independent public…

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AARP poll says older women’s vote a “Wild Card” in upcoming election – Herb Weiss

A woman sitting in a chair in a living room.

by Herb Weiss, contributing writer on aging issues According to a newly released AARP public opinion poll, women voters age 50 and older are the biggest wild card vote in the upcoming 2024 presidential election, divided almost evenly on their preferred presidential candidate. But these voters express common concerns about their financial wellbeing, political bickering…

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AARP Rhode Island pushes its 2024 legislative agenda – Herb Weiss

An aerial view of the Rhode Island legislature building at night.

by Herb Weiss, contributing writer on issues of aging Photo: Pamela Bhatia, Artistic Images RI Standing in front of an AARP backdrop in the Rhode Island State Room at the State House, last week AARP Rhode Island hosted a 34 plus minute press conference plugging the “aging” group’s 2024 legislative agenda. The nonprofit organization, representing…

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