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Wilmington, NC – To mark the 83rd anniversary of Social Security, area retirees with the North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans will gather in Wilmington on Thursday, August 9. at noon. An anniversary cake will be shared.

The event is part of the Alliance’s Anniversary Summer campaign, calling attention to the continued importance of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to the well-being of older Americans. The event is co-hosted by the New Hanover Senior Democrats.

“The guaranteed benefits that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid offer to millions of seniors are in constant danger of cuts and decreased accessibility from callous representatives in Washington,” said Bill Dworkin, North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans President. “The House budget for FY 2019 would result in combined cuts in excess of $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. By simply requiring all Americans, including millionaires, to pay their fair share into the Social Security system, we can extend the life of the Social Security trust fund and modestly increase benefits for most beneficiaries.”