Elder Economic Security Initiative™ Presentation of Findings Stacy Sanders Ellen Bruce Field Manager Associate Director Elder Economic Security Initiative Gerontology Institute Wider Opportunities for Women University of Massachusetts – Boston 202-464-1596 617-287-7315
Presentation of Findings
Stacy Sanders Ellen Bruce
Field Manager Associate Director
Elder Economic Security InitiativeGerontology Institute
Wider Opportunities for Women University of Massachusetts – Boston
Components of the Index:
Add-On to the Index: Home and Community-Based Long Term Care Packages
FINDING: Social Security payments alone fail to
provide economic security. Furthermore, even
those with retirement incomes that include
individual retirement accounts, private savings
and pensions may fall short of economic security.
FINDING: Across all of the representative
communities of the five Connecticuts, housing is
the greatest determinant of elder economic
Evaluating the Impact of Support Programs:
Using the Index as a benchmark for evaluation!
Elder woman receives…
FINDING: Housing, income and medical
assistance are the public supports most effective
in filling the gap between incomes and the cost
of living for older adults.
Today’s economic crisis creates a renewed opportunity to raise awareness about these issues and promote positive change for elders across Connecticut. We make this framework and these tools available to support the great work you’re already doing and to inspire new and innovative thinking!
We look forward to working with you!