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  • Hunger Among Older Americans Spikes

    A report commissioned by the AARP Foundation found that more than nine percent of Americans over the age of 50 were at risk of hunger, an increase by almost 80% from 2001. The report, "Food Insecurity among Older Adults," focused on the youngest segment of the baby boomers, those between the ages of 50 and 59.  This age group faces a unique gap in assistance programs as they are too young for entitlement programs Social Security and Medicare, but are too old to qualify for programs designed for families with children.  The study found that 4.9 million people in
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  • AARP Study Examines Behavior of Fraud Victims

    A nationwide National Fraud Victim Study commissioned by the AARP Foundation examined people over the age of 50 who had fallen victim to fraud and sought to identify behaviors that made them more susceptible to fraudulent sales pitches. The most prevalent scams identified by the survey included advance fee loan schemes, investment cons, fraudulent business opportunity deals and lottery scams.  The study compared the experiences of the older Americans and compared them to the general population to examine the differences and identify reasons the older population are more at risk. Overall, victims of fraud were found to be more
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