There are approximately 6.5 million people age 65 and over living in poverty in America today — a number that is too high and, unfortunately, only growing. That’s 6.5 million of our mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, grandmothers, grandfathers that struggle daily to afford food and rent, to access needed health care and long-term services and supports, to remain connected to their families and active in their communities. Older adults who are poor deserve special attention and we should unite to reduce their numbers.
Kevin Prindiville via Huffington Post. (via ncpssm)
We think it’s fabulous that Yahoo has named Katie Couric as their new Global Anchor.  Wishing you lots of luck, Katie!  Can’t wait to see what you do in this new role.

We think it’s fabulous that Yahoo has named Katie Couric as their new Global Anchor.  Wishing you lots of luck, Katie!  Can’t wait to see what you do in this new role.

An article written by our Communications Manager, Hilary Young, on the amazing experience we had while volunteering at the Old Pine Community Center’s Thanksgiving edition of their "Saturday for Seniors" program.

Today we remember the lives that were lost twelve years ago.  We offer up our gratitude for all the men and women on the police force, fire squads, EMTs and volunteers who worked tirelessly to help so many. #neverforget

Today we remember the lives that were lost twelve years ago.  We offer up our gratitude for all the men and women on the police force, fire squads, EMTs and volunteers who worked tirelessly to help so many. #neverforget

86-year old gymnast, Joanna Quaas, competed on the parallel bars in the 2012 Cottbus World Cup in Germany and nailed it!  Once again, this proves that #ageisjustanumber

If you’re interested in seeing more videos of Joanna doing gymnastics, click here.

In honor of National Senior Citizens Day today, we organized a flash dance in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Park featuring a bunch of swingin’ seniors.  Enjoy!

ncpssm:

A sad realization for some seniors being affected by the sequester.

This is terrible.  Anything we can do to help?

ncpssm:

A sad realization for some seniors being affected by the sequester.

This is terrible.  Anything we can do to help?