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Unformatted text preview: there are a great number of older Americans living in poverty until reading this article and Carr’s statistics. Whenever I thought of what life would be like when I got older, I pictured living on a beach somewhere and happily retired. I did not think of all of the circumstances that people go through that can lead them to poverty. If professionals were to read this article, I think it may help them to better understand potential clients that they may work with in the future. If not for the purposes of helping future clients, I think having an awareness of what people could be suffering through is important to any working professional. Raising awareness of such major issues can be an eye opener to most, but also help the population of people living in better conditions think of ways to support those in less fortunate situations. Knowing statistics such as these is a great way to better understand our society and the people that surround us....
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- Spring '16
- Lisa Conner
- Poverty in the United States, Deborah Carr, older Americans