According to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, opens a new window, many Americans facing retirement have little to no savings and no defined pension plan at the time of retirement. With the uncertainty of Social Security benefits, higher costs of living, and outstanding debts, many retirees face a high risk of poverty (Ghilarducci, T., Papadopoulos, M., and Webb, A. (2017) “Inadequate Retirement Savings for Workers Nearing Retirement” Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis and Department of Economics, The New School for Social Research, Policy Note Series).
The National Institute on Aging, opens a new window lists government COVID-19 resources for older adults for finances, housing, health resources, disaster and emergency response, employment, and veteran's assistance.
The National Council on Aging has key resources for seniors, caregivers, and professionals to help seniors with living assistance. You can access resources from the National Council on Aging by clicking here, opens a new window.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lists financial and banking tips along with tips for preventing scams and how to report scams. The list is found here, opens a new window.
engAged, the National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults, gives best practices on assisting older adults with staying socially engaged and can be found here, opens a new window.
Being technology savvy is important for everyone, and seniors have many opportunities to review or update their computer technology skills. The St. Tammany Parish Library offers free computer classes through DigitalLearn.org, opens a new window, Gale Courses, opens a new window, and EBSCO Learning Express, opens a new window.