AARP Preps Women on Retirement

EUGENE, Ore. — As women live longer these days, there’s more years of retirement and health care to pay for. The AARP held a conference Saturday to prepare women for their long term future.

There are more than 500,000 women in Oregon from the baby boomer generation. Hundreds of them showed up to the Valley River Inn to learn about their monetary, physical and social health.

Experts say that today’s senior women are at a fiscal disadvantage.

“We’re finding women who are 60 to 64 years old are actually the lowest income level of any generation previously. They’re much more likely to have health problems,” said Senior and Disabled Services Planner Angela Phinney.

The AARP says simple things like stretching and exercise can help avoid costly medical bills.

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