Celebrating National Retirement Security Month

October 14, 2020

October is National Retirement Security Month, an opportunity for workers of all ages to reflect on their retirement savings and goals. To celebrate the month, ACL is highlighting the tireless and impactful work of our partners, including our resource centers to ensure economic security and opportunities for retirement income for older Americans. 

In particular, ACL recognizes the vital work of the Pension Rights Center, the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), and the regional pension counseling centers whose work focuses on removing barriers to retirement and assisting older adults in accessing their retirement benefits. ACL resource centers and grantees provide a range of resources and programs to help older Americans access much-needed retirement income, prepare for retirement, and address issues that arise after receiving retirement income.

These ACL-supported programs assist individuals and populations who are often overlooked and underserved, such as widowed and divorced spouses who need help accessing the pension and other retirement benefits to which they are entitled. They also seek to address the challenges that communities of color and women often have in preparing and saving for retirement, and they work to reduce and address the impact of financial exploitation on older adults. In these unprecedented times, these organizations have worked to address the specific impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and will continue to have, on economic and retirement security for both benefit earners and their spouses. 

Below, we’ve compiled a variety of retirement security resources from our contractors, grantees, and federal partners.


Pension Rights Center

National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER)/ Justice in Aging

National Center on Elder Abuse

Social Security Administration

Securities and Exchange Commission

Government Accountability Office

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

Last modified on 10/14/2020

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