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It can be harder for seniors to get mortgages, research shows

Feb 15, 2023
Many older people have lower incomes and less time to pay off loans than younger counterparts, making lenders hesitant.
Older homeowners may be denied refinancings or new mortgages because of high debt-to-income ratios or other financial factors, according to Linna Zhu at the Urban Institute.
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Seniors on limited incomes find ways to cope in the pandemic

Nov 26, 2020
Social Security, Medicare prove key to helping two older women in San Francisco remain financially stable.
Residents walk inside a retirement community in Pompano Beach, Florida.
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For seniors on Medicare, there are new offerings that may be appealing during COVID-19

Oct 15, 2020
Some supplemental plans offer benefits that are related to health care, like access to meal delivery services or transportation to medical appointments.
EMS medics treat a senior with COVID-19 symptoms in Houston, Texas.
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Census data shows fewer seniors are living alone

Dec 19, 2019
There's hasn't been in increase in seniors in nursing homes, either.
A new investigation published in The New Yorker detailed what happened at St. Joseph's Home for the Aged, a nursing home in Richmond, Virginia, after it was acquired by a private equity firm in 2021.
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Shopping in the gig economy after retirement

Dec 13, 2019
One retiree earns a little extra with a shopping app.
Shipt bags on display.
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California seniors are opting to live together as a way to cut housing costs

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,

The new downsizing solution for seniors? Look in the backyard

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

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.
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Wanted: Elder transportation solutions

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

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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