Seniors living in poverty make tough choices

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.

Source(s):

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.