Majority of Elderly Living in Poverty

The state Assembly on Wednesday held a public hearing to examine the causes, risk factors and impact of poverty among senior citizens. This comes after a report released reveals the Elder Economic Insecurity Rates in New York state. Fifty-eight percent of elder retired households live in economic insecurity, and those who live alone or are women are even more likely to live in insecurity. Maria Alvarez of the Statewide Senior Action Council and Bronx Assemblyman Marcos Crespo joined us to discuss.

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