Aging

Arizona has long been known as a paradise for retirees. But what is it really like to grow old in the Grand Canyon State? In this podcast, reporter Kathy Ritchie explores the ups and downs of growing old. Each episode takes a fresh look at important issues affecting the state's aging population.

Episode 3: Older Women in Poverty

Most people think they’ll be able to retire comfortably, and not worry about housing, healthcare, and other costs. But 16 percent of American women age 65-and-over live at or below the poverty line. And the numbers keep growing. In this episode, Kathy Ritchie speaks with older Phoenix women experiencing poverty, and Arizona organizations responding to the issue. 

Contributor
Kathy Ritchie
Producers
Katherine Davis-Young