The Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging found that many older Americans don’t have enough money to get by.
An estimated 50% of older adults who live alone and 23% of those who live in two-elder person households don't have enough money to cover their basic needs.
More than 25% of older adults had to choose between food and at least one other necessity.
Center for Social and Demographic Research on Ageing at the University of Massachusetts Boston, 2020
The Center for Community Solutions “Poverty Speaks” survey conducted in 2018.