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    Technology and Caring for Aging Seniors

    Academics and experts on aging testified on the ways technology is helping seniors maintain independent living longer. Some of the advancements they discussed included tele-health,…

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    Book Discussion on The Age of Dignity

    Ai-jen Poo talked about her book, The Age of Dignity, about the increase in the number of senior citizens in the U.S. and the ability of our caregiver system to handle it. She said…

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    Financial Exploitation of Senior Citizens

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the financial exploitation of senior citizens. Members heard from Phillip Marshall, whose late…

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    After Words with Atul Gawande

    Atul Gawande talked about his book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, in which he argues that with all that medical science can solve in the modern era, it should be…

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    Henry Cisneros on Housing for Older Americans

    Henry Cisneros talked about the housing needs of seniors, as well as a report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies which examined this issue. He shared a personal…

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    Telephone Scams

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the proliferation of telephone scams targeting senior citizens. The committee, which was was…

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    Long-Term Health Care

    Government officials and seniors health care representatives talked about the need for a bipartisan solution to improve the financing and delivery of long-term health care. Long-term…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson delivered the weekly Republican address. He discussed the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the nation’s seniors, particularly those enrolled in the…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Florida Congressman Tom Rooney delivered the weekly Republican address. He discussed the health care law’s impact on seniors.

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    Affordable Care Act and Medicare Advantage

    Witnesses testified on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Medicare Advantage program. Medicare Advantage plans are the private health coverage that older people can get as an…

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    Senior Citizen Transportation Challenges

    Witnesses testified on transportation challenges facing senior citizens, especially those living in rural areas. Both the witnesses and committee members focused on the retiring baby boom…

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    Life Expectancy Rate and Retirement

    Retirement and financial planning professionals talked about the implications of increased life expectancy on the workplace and financial planning. Topics included Social Security and…

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    Life Expectancy Rate and Impact on Married Couples

    Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau began the discussion by outlining four possible scenarios for life in the year 2030 if life…

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    Reverse Mortgages

    Witnesses testified about Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, or reverse mortgages, which allow seniors to remain in their homes while receiving loans based on the equity of the…

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    State of Retirement in the U.S.

    Paul Taylor spoke about the state of retirement the state of retirement savings for older Americans and new findings that the U.S. could be facing a retirement deficit as high as $6.6…

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    Programs and Services for Older Adults

    Charles Jeszeck gave a presentation to go in conjunction with the release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on state funding for programs under the Older Americans…

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    Book Discussion on Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality

    Jonathan Weiner talked about his book, Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s…

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    Vice President Biden on Senior Issues

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke to representatives from seniors groups around the nation on senior’s issues and retirement security. He also talked about the House Republican…

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    Office of Older Americans

    Hubert Humphrey III talked about the overall operational objectives of the newly created Office of Older Americans, a branch of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and he…

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    Fraud Against the Elderly

    Panelists talked about frauds perpetrated against the elderly. Topics included the most common types of scams being directed at the elderly and the challenges involved in preventing…

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