The impasse that shuttered
most of the federal government and came close to officially reaching the limits
on the authority of the government to borrow to pay for on-going debts came to
an end on October 16, literally at the 11th hour. Both houses of
Congress passed, by comfortable bi-partisan margins, a deal negotiated by Sen.
Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The legislation was then
signed by President Obama, and went into effect immediately. We greatly
appreciate the hundreds of calls and messages LeadingAge members sent to their
legislators urging an end to the shutdown.
Harvard released the 2013 State of the Nation's Housing report. According to the findings, more and more households pay excessive shares of income for housing, while the stock of low-cost housing that these households can afford continues to shrink. This applies to both the seniors we serve, and the employees we rely on to provide those services.
For Older Americans Month, LeadingAge President Larry Minnix shares some of his favorite quotes that come to mind when thinking about his life and his work. He calls these quotes the "wisdom of the ages."