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WYO "Magic Act" - Turning Statistics Back Into People

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007   

The search is on for story tellers in Wyoming, and it's not expected that many of the stories have a happy ending. AARP is collecting personal stories about juggling saving for retirement, health care coverage, and Social Security to try to put a face on the statistics batted around in Congress when those issues are tackled. Les Engelter with AARP Wyoming says incomes for working families and for seniors who depend on Social Security are stretched too tight.

“If you throw in health care or anything catastrophic whatsoever, there's no way that they can meet those needs.”

AARP is hoping to collect at least one million stories, and not just from seniors, but also from working families. People can share stories of success or challenges at the AARP Web site www.aarp.org, or call toll-free 1-800-550-0075 and leave a message. Someone will contact you to set up an interview.

Engelter says the next generation deserves to continue the trend to be more well-off than their parents, something he says is at risk.

“We know that when you put faces on the problems that we have in the country, it affects all Americans, and all ages.”




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