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LIFE after 50 - Current Issue - August 2015 Vol. 25 No. 8

Wife of ‘American Sniper’ to speak at Home Front Cares dinner

0815_01_TayaKyleTaya Kyle, wife of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, will be the guest speaker at The Home Front Cares’ 11th annual dinner Oct. 16 at The Broadmoor.

The event is the primary fundraiser for the organization that provides support and grants for Colorado service members, veterans and their families who have been impacted by deployment.

“This is a great opportunity to hear a wonderful speaker and support our Colorado veterans,” says George Hayward, Marketing and Outreach Manager with the organization.

More than three-fourths of the event’s 100 tables are already sold, and Hayward expects the remaining tables to be sold well in advance.

A number of items will be available for auction, including a trip for a twosome to the Lexus Champions for Charity golf tournament Dec. 9 through 13 in San Diego. This prize package was made available by Kuni Lexus of Colorado Springs.

The Home Front Cares was founded in 2003 by two retired Air Force colonels, Bob Carlone and Joe Henjum. These Vietnam veterans knew first hand about the financial and emotional struggles faced by deployed military members and their families.

Read more: Wife of ‘American Sniper’ to speak at Home Front Cares dinner

 

Social Security solvent for now, but disability payments are in danger

Social Security will be able to pay full benefits until the year 2034, one year longer than projected last year, according to the 2015 report from the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees.

But the Social Security Disability Fund faces an urgent challenge, and Social Security recipients should not expect a cost-of-living increase in their benefits next year.

After 2034, Social Security will still have sufficient revenue to pay 79 percent of benefits if no changes are made to the program, according to the report issued in July.

Read more: Social Security solvent for now, but disability payments are in danger