The Link -- January 2019

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Week of January 1, 2019

News & Resources
  • Because of structural inequities that impact women more than men, a significant percentage of older women are struggling to stay out of poverty. There are 7.1 million older adults living in poverty in the United States.  Two-thirds of them are women.  A new Justice in Aging issue brief surveys the reasons, discusses support systems and recommends ways to strengthen and expand systems. Read the brief and 
    watch the accompanying videos here.

  • A recent national survey about transportation polled 1600 older adults, young adults with disabilities and their caregivers.  Key findings: Poll Results Stress Importance of Access to Affordable Transportation

Nutrition Services

Senior Employment
  • Every two years the United Way in Iowa sponsors an Asset-Limited Income-Constrained, Employed Report [ALICE]. This report tracks individuals and families who are working but unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, childcare, health care, and transportation. The income earned is not enough to meet the household's basic survival budget. This year's study finds that 37% of Iowa's households cannot afford their basic needs. This is an increase of 27% since 2010. For senior households (age 65 and older) 42% are below the ALICE threshold. 
    Link to ALICE Making Tough Choices -  
    Link to full report -  

Upcoming Events


Webinar from the American Society on Aging

Webinars from the Administration for Community Living

Webinar from the National Center on Law & Elder Rights