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60 Plus National Energy Study

Energy, like food and housing, is an indispensable necessity of life. Air conditioning, lighting, and heating are essential to American daily life, and are critical for the survival of elderly and infirm citizens. High electricity and other energy prices are disproportionately impacting America’s senior citizens today. The United States has 27 million households aged 65 or more (“65+”), representing nearly one‐quarter of the nation’s 116 million households.
Future energy price increases, driven in large measure by petroleum supply and demand trends and by current and pending U.S. EPA regulations, are likely to outstrip real household incomes among the 63% of America’s 65+ households with gross annual incomes less than $50,000. EPA’s newest proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants will further strain the budgets of low‐ and fixed‐income seniors who are among the most vulnerable to electric rate and other energy price increases.

October 2, 2014 | Read more…

60 Plus Spokesman and Music Legend Pat Boone Sings Praises of Chip Beeker

(Birmingham, Alabama) – Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, spokesman for the national non-partisan senior citizen group the 60 Plus Association today announced that Chip Beeker, Public Service Commission Candidate (R) of Alabama has the groups endorsement.

July 11, 2014 | Read more…

Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

(Alexandria, Virginia) – Former Marine and current 60 Plus Association Chairman Jim Martin issued the following statement commemorating Memorial Day:

“Today is a solemn day, set aside explicitly to remember the men and women of our Armed Forces who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. They selflessly put their love of family, flag and country first, and sacrificed their own lives for their ‘last full measure of devotion’ to us, as a great American so eloquently stated.

May 26, 2014 | Read more…