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By Sandra DeMent
For The Sentinel 

County seniors take part in Social Security survey


A total of 97 seniors, representing over 3 percent of those receiving Social Security in Klickitat County, were surveyed with help from the Senior Meals programs in Goldendale, White Salmon, Lyle and Klickitat. A mailed survey reached an additional 1,300 seniors.

Census Bureau data for 2015 shows there are over 4300 seniors over 65 years of age in the county, with 3145 receiving monthly Social Security. The Survey respondents ranged in age from 63 to 95; the average age was just under 79. Not surprisingly, 65 percent described themselves as “basically healthy;” another 25 percent said they were healthy but had mobility issues or problems with exertion. Only 7 percent said they were i...

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