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Old and Poor: America's Forgotten
Written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation, this short video provides a portrait of seniors who are living in poverty, in both urban and rural areas across the United States. Featuring 1st-hand interviews with low-income seniors living in Baltimore, rural West Virginia, and Los Angeles, our new video provides context for ongoing discussions about policy changes to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Assessing the Needs of the Older Adult Population in Frederick County
As a result of a request by the Commission on Aging, the Board of County Commissioners authorized staff to hire a consultant to assess the needs of the older adult population in Frederick County. The consultant, Just Partners, Inc., held focus groups with senior services providers and other stakeholders, interviewed county staff and municipal planners, asked for input from older adults, caregivers and other interested persons. Over 1,000 responses were received. Just Partners, Inc. prepared a comprehensive document and an executive summary. Included in the report is an action plan that will take a collaborative effort on the part of government, nonprofits, and the private sector to ensure that Frederick County remains a senior-friendly community.