Senate Committee on Aging

The Senate Special Committee on Aging Wednesday heard about developments in technology and assistive devices to help older Americans live independently.

A lack of data and little oversight are two of the prime factors contributing to the exploitation of disabled and elderly adults. That's according to a report released Wednesday by the Senate Special Committee on Aging, chaired by Sen. Susan Collins.

More Americans are staying in the workforce after reaching retirement age, and that is benefiting the economy, according to a report released by the Senate Committee on Aging.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins chairs the committee. “The number of workers ages 65 to 74 is projected to grow by more than 4 percent annually,” she noted during a hearing on the issue Wednesday morning.