May 1st marks the first day of Older Americans month.  Today the Elder Economic Security Initiative team at Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) is sponsoring a blog day to spread the word on the importance of elder economic security. We all know economic times are tough but for millions of American seniors living on fixed incomes the volatility of this recession is especially frightening.  Far too many have seen their savings evaporate in the market, housing values plummet, and healthcare costs continue to skyrocket. That's why it's so important that, as our nation considers economic policies designed to turn things around, we don't ignore America's retirees and their families.  At the National Committee, we believe reforming health care is vital to our nation's long-term economic health.  We've written about this a lot here at Entitled to Know but today we've also added our voice to a long list of aging issues bloggers at the National Elder Economic Security Initiative.  Aging in America is more than just a personal issue.  It's also an economic issue...a quality of life issue...and a political issue.  Here are just a few of the blogs we recommend you visit today to join the conversation on Elder Economic Security.