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California seniors are opting to live together as a way to cut housing costs

by Amita Sharma Jun 20, 2019
At the root of the trend is a need for companionship and, in an expensive state, financial support.
An elderly man pushes his walker beneath an almost full moon during early evening in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County,
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The new downsizing solution for seniors? Look in the backyard

by Matt Levin May 29, 2019
The "accessory dwelling unit" is growing steadily in popularity, especially in expensive neighborhoods.
Paul Boehm stands outside the tiny home he's building in his Silicon Valley backyard. More and more seniors are turning to in-law units as a viable downsizing option as they age.
Matt Levin, CALmatters

More seniors are working — some by choice, others by necessity

by David Wagner May 1, 2019
Americans aged 65 and older are more likely to keep working into old age.
Emma Allen drives herself to work most days. It’s convenient, but the cost of car insurance stretches her limited budget.
Sean Havey for California Dream

Wanted: Elder transportation solutions

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 30, 2019
With 600,000 people over the age of 70 quitting driving every year, demand for transportation to get elders to medical appointments, stores and the like will grow.
Across the country there is a patchwork of programs to help seniors get to doctor appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores and other places they need to go.
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Trump aims to lower drug prices by basing them off what other countries pay

by Ben Bradford Oct 26, 2018
The president said prices could be lowered as much as 30 percent.
 A pharmacist fills a prescription drug order at a pharmacy  in Chicago, Ill.
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Trump aims to lower drug prices by basing them off what other countries pay

by Ben Bradford Oct 26, 2018
The president said prices could be lowered as much as 30 percent.
 A pharmacist fills a prescription drug order at a pharmacy  in Chicago, Ill.
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What you need to know about reverse mortgages ... and their new rules

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Sep 29, 2017
These mortgages let seniors take out loans, using their homes as security.
The reflection of blue skies and palm trees are seen in the window of a Countrywide banking and home loans location offering reverse mortgages in Sun City, Arizona.
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Elders don't need an app for a Lyft

by Marketplace Contributor Mar 30, 2017
The Phoenix area has become a testing ground of sorts for ride-sharing companies in a relatively untapped market.
Lyft and other ride-sharing companies are testing out partnerships with assisted living communities around the Phoenix area, like Park Wood Assisted Living.
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My Economy: Caring for seniors through art

by Robert Garrova Mar 23, 2017
Many of the caregivers in nursing homes can't afford health insurance, Martha Rast says.
 
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America is graying — but that’s not such a bad thing.

by Adam Allington Sep 19, 2016
The number of seniors is growing — but that doesn't mean the economy is going to sink.
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