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Over 48,000 Marylanders 65 And Older Live In Poverty

Over 48,000 Marylanders 65 And Older Live In Poverty

BALTIMORE – When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. Today, over 38 million citizens are over 65 and over 9 percent of them live below the poverty line. In Maryland, a little over 8 percent of our 640 thousand older citizens are living in poverty.

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