One in seven US seniors live in poverty

More elderly Americans depending on food parcels and other hand-outs as economic slump continues.

    The elderly will soon make up a third of the population in more than 60 countries, according to the UN.

    But even in wealthy nations like the United States, many seniors do not get the care they need, where one in seven seniors are living in poverty.

    Al Jazeera's Gallacher reports from Florida.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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