Senior Citizen Care is Featured on "Front Page Profile", Hosted by James Earl Jones for Public Television

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A new piece will focus on America's aging population.

Retirement, in the traditional sense, brings to mind years of relaxation, comfort, and choice of activities. In a real sense, this stage of life for most Americans is far more complex and taxing than that. Investments and savings meant to secure a jobless future can be devastatingly depleted by increases in the cost of living and health care costs, and that is if a retiree can manage to save or invest money for that future. "Front Page Profile" will take a look at what options are available to senior citizens.

The first taxes for social security were collected in 1937. Over time, what was meant to be just one tool in the retirement kit has become a heavily depended upon event in later life, and falls sorely short of its initial goal, which was to help people to make ends meet once they could no longer work. The human life span has increased significantly, and with it comes geriatric conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer's.

What happens to seniors who need care and do not have deep pockets or extended family to care for them? Join the remarkable actor and spokesperson James Earl Jones as he opens a piece that delves into what may be in store for seniors in our communities and what is being done to improve these conditions. "Front Page Profile" appears on public television and PBS Member Stations but is not produced by the Public Broadcast System, American Public Television, or any of its affiliates.

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