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February 2, 2018 / Kendra Allen, Editor

Delayed retirement isn’t possible for some aging residents

AGING/WORKFORCE | As the cost of living increases, more aging citizens are forced to delay retirement and find work to support themselves, but those who are low-income or have health problems find it more difficult to find employment. An Urban Institute report suggests strengthening Social Security’s disability program to protect these individuals. (Urban Institute, 2/1)

Income for workers ages 62 to 64 is increasingly tied to their health status, which deepens income inequality at older ages. Moreover, older adults with limited education and income, who stand to gain the most from working longer, are more likely to have health problems than their higher-earning counterparts.

When adults ages 62 to 64 who have health problems face income slumps, the shortfalls persist throughout their later lives because of permanently smaller monthly Social Security benefits and a diminished ability to accumulate wealth.

COMMUNITY | We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Oramenta Newsome, vice president and executive director of LISC DC.

PHILANTHROPYOpinion: Steps Foundations Can Take to Give Women and People of Color a Chance to Build Great Nonprofits (Chronicle, 1/22 – Subscription needed)

HOUSING | Residents in the District’s Deanwood neighborhood discuss the growing evidence of gentrification in their community. (AFRO, 2/1)

ARTS & HUMANITIES
– Yesterday, advocates went to Virginia’s capitol in hopes of influencing legislators to support more funding for the Virginia Commission for the Arts. (Richmond Times, 2/1)

– What happened when D.C. chose a white artist to create the official Marion Barry statue (WaPo, 2/1)


Social Sector Job Openings 

Director, Finance & Administration | The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation – New!
Executive Director | Fairfax Futures – New!
Program Officer – Education | The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Program Coordinator | Exponent Philanthropy
Development Associate | Society for Science & the Public
Knowledge Services Specialist | United Philanthropy Forum
Associate Director of Policy | United Philanthropy Forum
Development Manager | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Development Associate | New Endeavors by Women
Executive Director | My Sister’s Place
Philanthropy Officer | Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
Member Engagement Manager | United Philanthropy Forum
Finance Manager (Part-Time) | United Philanthropy Forum
Communications Manager | United Philanthropy Forum

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If you’re in the market for some old or new albums, make sure you check out Mount Pleasant’s record sale this weekend.

– Kendra

One Comment

  1. BA / Feb 2 2018 11:01 am

    Heartbreaking news about Oramenta. She will be remembered for her philanthropy and community leadership. She was a true thought leader and played a huge role in revitalizing neighborhoods. Plus, she was active in the civil rights movement. We have lost an amazing human being.

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