From Surviving to Thriving: Ensuring the Golden Years Remain Golden for Older Women

Join AFN on Wednesday, February 26th at 1:00 pm EST for a live presentation exploring the systemic and structural causes of senior women’s economic insecurity.

Did you know?

  • Women overall are 80% more likely to be impoverished in retirement than men
  • Over 4 million older women (65+) in the US are currently living in poverty

Older women who have worked their entire lives, both in the workforce and/or as family caregivers, find themselves struggling to meet even their most basic needs as they become older.  They are at risk of developing significant health problems, falling into poverty, losing their homes, or even becoming homeless.

The webinar will explore the systemic and structural causes of senior women’s economic insecurity including the legacy effect of the wage gap on retirement benefits; effect of caregiving; debt and financial exploitation as well as targeted strategies, policies and system changes needed to ensure that senior women not only survive but thrive as they age.  

Philanthropy is uniquely situated to influence and develop interventions to support the economic security of senior women and ensure this generation and future generations can age financially secure and with dignity. The Webinar and brief are generously supported by Texas Women’s Foundation, AARP and the New York Women’s Foundation.

The opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the author and AFN and do not necessarily represent those of our sponsors. 

 We want your help in shaping the conversation.  You are invited to submit your questions in advance when you register.


Lauren Blitzer, Texas Women’s Foundation

Tracey Gronniger, Justice in Aging

Mona Masri, Asset Funders Network, (Moderator)