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A Study Looks at the Top Challenges that Are Faced by Older D.C. Residents


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D-C-RESIDENTS WHO ARE 50 OR OLDER SAY THAT HEALTH-CARE ISSUES ARE AMONG THE TOP PROBLEMS THAT THEY FACE.  ALSO, THEY SAY THAT STAYING IN THEIR OWN HOMES, AS THEY AGE, IS IMPORTANT.  THAT'S ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY FROM A-A-R-PLOUIS DAVIS, JUNIOR, IS THE SENIOR STATE-DIRECTOR OF A-A-R-P'S D-C STATE-OFFICE...

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"AMONG OUR RESPONDENTS WITHIN THE DISTRICT, 87-PERCENT SAID THAT PROTECTING STATE-SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED SUPPORT TO LIVE AT HOME AS THEY AGE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.  RESULTS ON ANOTHER TOPIC SHOWED THAT 84-PERCENT SAID [THAT] PROTECTING THEMSELVES AGAINST CONSUMER-FRAUD WAS OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE.  ALSO, 83-PERCENT OF OUR D-C-RESPONDENTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR ELECTRICITY-COSTS INCREASING.  IN THESE AND OTHER AREAS, A-A-R-P IS LISTENING--AND RESPONDING.
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THE D-C-SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN JANUARY--AS PART OF A NATIONAL A-A-R-P-INITIATIVE CALLED "VOICES OF 50-PLUS AMERICA: DREAMS AND CHALLENGES".  FOR MORE RESULTS AND INFORMATION, VISIT "A-A-R-P"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"D-C".



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