So, I went to the 25th Anniversary luncheon (this link brings you to the blog and the description of the event) of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare today. As a guest. Amazingly enough, it wasn't boring as many luncheons are. In fact, if was very interesting to hear the grandson of Roosevelt and the daughter of Lyndon Johnson, both of whom were great speakers. In addition, a blogger that I had heard of through My Mom's Blog/Thoroughly Modern Millie received an award. Ronnie Bennett of Time Goes By was honored for her writing on, amazingly enough, Social Security and Medicare. :-)
I really encourage you to take a look at all the links to learn about how Social Security and Medicare can be preserved, and to look at Ronnie's blog to begin to understand issues from the perspective of aging individuals.