2022 Winter GAPNA Newsletter Volume 41 Number 4

Americans Aged 65 and Older Experience Increase in Poverty

According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, poverty increased among Americans aged 65 and older from 8.9% in 2020 to 10.3% in 2021.

This increase affects 1 million more older adults who rely on insufficient resources to survive.

A significant factor is that Social Security and Medicare are insufficient to keep older adults above the poverty level.

Read more about the data.