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Secretary Solis Helps Launch ‘Caring Across Generations’

You know it has been part of my mission to raise labor standards and increase protections for all workers — especially for our most vulnerable and immigrant workers. And many of you helped us educate them by taking part in our We Can Help campaign. You helped us make it easier for vulnerable workers to know their rights — in many cases, to let them know they actually have rights — to be able to speak up on the job and file complaints — without fear.

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A search for truth brings justice to WWII Japanese American internees

By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times June 8, 2011 Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga uncovered the racial prejudice behind the forced relocation of citizens of Japanese descent after Pearl Harbor. Her efforts helped lead to an official government apology and reparations. Every morning, she climbed the wide marble steps of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga [...]

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Health policies for older adults: thoughts for action

The speed of growth of the population of older adults has been much faster than expected in every country. In Chile today one out of ten persons is an older adult and in the next twenty years this proportion will duplicate. Population aging is a success of development but also presents a medical and social [...]

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The elderly people of post-Soviet Ukraine: medical, social, and economic challenges

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Dec;53(12):2216-20 Over the past 14 years, since Ukraine became an independent nation, the country has made major strides toward achieving political and economic reforms, exemplified by the recent populist uprising for fair and free elections. Despite these successes, many challenges still lie ahead, particularly in the area of health care [...]

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Pension reform proposals from Governor Christie and Senator Sweeney

Angela Delli Santi, at Bloomberg, reported that a proposed bill of Senate President Stephen Sweeney requires increased pension contributions from government workers but leaves retirees out of the mix. Sweeney’s proposal links pension contributions to the financial solvency of retirement funds. It also halts automatic cost-of-living increases but allows for the 9 percent benefit increase. [...]

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All pensions are NOT the same.

The national pension and the occupational pension together account for between 60 and 80 percent of a retired person’s income.

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Colorado Department of Human Services

The State Unit on Aging is dedicated to keeping seniors independent in their homes through the delivery of services funded by the Older Americans Act and Older Coloradans Act programs. The State Unit on Aging works closely with 16 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to create a comprehensive package of community services.

The following services are available through the Older Americans Act and Older Coloradans Act programs:

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