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As Pandemic Eases, Many Seniors Have Lost Strength, May Need Rehabilitative Services

Ronald Lindquist, 87, has been active all his life. So, he wasn’t prepared for what happened when he stopped going out during the coronavirus pandemic and spent most of his time, inactive, at home. “I found it hard to get up and get out of bed,” said Lindquist, who lives... Read more

Stark Racial Disparities Persist in Vaccinations, State-Level CDC Data Shows

Black Americans’ covid-19 vaccination rates are still lagging months into the nation’s campaign, while Hispanics are closing the gap and Native Americans show the highest rates overall, according to federal data obtained by KHN. The data, provided by the Centers for Diseas... Read more

New Retiree Voting Record Report Released

The Alliance for Retired Americans released its 2020 Congressional Voting Record, which scored each U.S. Senator and Representative on critical retirement security issues, today. “Almost every member of Congress claims to care about older Americans,” said Richard Fiesta, E... Read more

KHN: From Rotten Teeth to Advanced Cancer, Patients Feel the Effects of Treatment Delays

With medical visits picking up again among patients vaccinated against covid-19, health providers are starting to see the consequences of a year of pandemic-delayed preventive and emergency care as they find more advanced cancer and rotting and damaged teeth, among other ailments... Read more

Texas Retirees Stand Against Voter Suppression Legislation

Seniors Demand that state legislators vote against the bills AUSTIN – The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, with 146,000 members statewide, is demanding that state legislators oppose bills such as SB 7 and HB 6, which will make it more difficult for older Texans, Texans wi... Read more

Retirees Welcome American Jobs Plan

Praise Provisions to Expand Home and Community-based Long Term Care Services The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding President Biden’s American Jobs Plan:  “The bold plan President Biden ... Read more

Retirees Applaud Action to Save Multiemployer Pension Plans from Insolvency

More than ten million Americans will have greatly increased pension security for the benefits they have earned thanks to a provision in the American Rescue Plan which President Biden will sign into law this week. “Working people deserve to retire with dignity. A pension is a... Read more

Ossoff, Warnock Senate Victories a Momentous Win for Retirees

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the results of the Senate runoff elections in Georgia: “The 4.4 million members of the Alliance for Retired Americans, including our more than 69,000 mem... Read more

Retirees to Sen. Johnson: Focus on Wisconsin’s Needs, Not Conspiracy Theories

Statement of Gary Mitchell, President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the decision of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson to convene a hearing on Wednesday, December 16 about “Irregularities in the 2020 Ele... Read more