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Caregiving, personal finances are concerns on the minds of West Virginia seniors

The Herald-Dispatch

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — While two-thirds of West Virginia’s voters aged 50 and older say the national economy is growing and half say the state’s is, too, less than a third of that population is seeing personal financial benefits in their own lives. That’s according to the 2018 West Virginia Voters 50+ Report, an AARP WV poll being released this week.

On seniors’ minds are related issues, such as prices rising faster than their income, not being able to afford the health care they and their family members need, not being able to retire when they want to due to financial reasons and not being able to afford the education they or their family members need.

The nonprofit, non-partisan organization, which counts nearly 300,000 West Virginians among its members, surveyed voters age 50 and older in 20 states between August and September 2018, to assess what issues they would consider when they cast their ballots this fall.

See more of the survey: WVVoterSurvey-PartThree100418

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