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Alliance Marks Memorial Day

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29 and the Alliance encourages its members to remember those who sacrificed their lives while serving our country. Memorial Day began in the years following the U.S. Civil War and is set aside specifically for those who were killed in action. “As ... Read more

Retired Americans PAC Releases Ads Warning Seniors About Threats to Social Security if Congressional Republicans Refuse to Raise the Debt Ceiling

This week, Retired Americans PAC, an independent project of the Alliance for Retired Americans, launched a series of digital ads in 10 congressional districts and Washington, DC. The ads warn voters that Social Security checks could be disrupted if Congress doesn’t raise the de... Read more

KFF Health News – Remote Work: An Underestimated Benefit for Family Caregivers

For Aida Beltré, working remotely during the pandemic came as a relief. She was taking care of her father, now 86, who has been in and out of hospitals and rehabs after a worsening series of strokes in recent years. Working from home for a rental property company, she coul... Read more

Alliance Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is not only Older Americans Month, it is also Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The White House has commemorated the occasion with a proclamation, stating in part, "Despite the immeasurable ways AA and NHPIs enrich this country, w... Read more

NYSARA Holds Convention in Albany, Elects Leaders

The New York State Alliance (NYSARA) held its convention on Thursday, re-electing President Barry Kaufmann, Vice President Paul Schuh, and Treasurer Gary Lanahan. New York State Senator Rachel May, member of the Senate Health Committee and former Chair of the Senate Aging Committ... Read more

Economic Policy Institute: Almost Half of Older Workers With Physically Challenging Jobs with Low Pay May Be Unable to Retire

The Economic Policy Institute released a report this week showing that significant numbers of Americans over 50 endure difficult working conditions, including physically taxing, dangerous and stressful jobs — jobs that often don’t even pay enough to allow them to ever retire.... Read more

Debt Ceiling Update: Talks Continue as June 1 Deadline Approaches

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Tuesday to continue talks about raising ... Read more

Alliance Hosts Town Hall with Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Social Security Commissioner

Alliance members joined Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi, MSW, Ph.D., Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), on Wednesday for an Older Americans Month Retiree Town Hall webinar. The Acting Commissioner discussed why Social Security is vital to Americans of all age... Read more

Older Americans Month Begins with May Day

Monday, May 1 was not only the first day of Older Americans Month, it was also May Day, (International Workers’ Day). Throughout May, Alliance members across the country are celebrating seniors’ contributions to the nation and using the occasion to recognize the power of olde... Read more