Posts Tagged ‘ seniors need social security ’

Celebrating 80 Years of Social Security

Jul 9th, 2015 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

In 1935, the United States was in the depths of the Great Depression. You saved absolutely everything you had, including string. Every household had the ball of string that you added to whenever a new scrap came along. Most Americans had very little money to live on. And senior citizens were among the people who were hit hardest. Many could no longer work, and their families were having difficulty supporting themselves, let alone trying to support Grandma and Grandpa.

Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act August 14, 1935, and it saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of senior citizens, preventing almost certain financial ruin for each one.



FIXED INCOME REALITIES FOR SENIORS

Jan 21st, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Fixed Income Defined Let’s take a look at what a fixed income is.  We typically use the term to describe the financial condition of millions of senior citizens.  When refer to income as ‘fixed’, we are saying that the income for those persons is limited to the monthly amount received from defined benefit plans, most [...]



Seniors: Intimidations We Don’t Need

May 5th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

By now, seniors who have retired have learned a great number of lessons. We have been through a plethora of insulting experiences so that we are likely prepared for whatever comes next. Some have seen the passing of their children, long before our own death would have assured that we would pre-decease them. Some have gone through severe radiation and chemo treatments, leaving the body assulated with all kinds of injury and discomfort. Some live, day to day, missing that loving spouse with whom so many years were spent. Some are disabled because of a horrific accident or intrusion on one’s ability to be independent.

And there are also some intimidations that are being directed toward seniors, those past their 70′s and into their 80′s and 90′s that are certainly undeserved. Politicians are willfully attempting to reshape our lives and our worlds by suggesting