Clinton Township event recognizes 80 years of Social Security

Aug 28, 2015

The anniversary of a program that has become the cornerstone of retirement for millions of Americans provided cause for celebration in Clinton Township Friday morning.

Congressman Sander Levin (D-Royal Oak), Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon, Treasurer Bill Sowerby and representatives from the Social Security Administration joined over 100 senior residents and community leaders at the Clinton Township Senior Center to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Social Security.

“Social Security is instrumental to our economic security, and for 80 years it has been there for millions of Americans when they needed it,” Levin said. “As we celebrate this important milestone, we must also recommit to protecting and strengthening this important program so it will continue to be there for our children and grandchildren.”

According to a release from Levin’s office in Macomb County, one in five residents receives some type of Social Security benefits. Social Security provides retirement benefits to seniors, disability insurance for workers who become medically unable to work, and survivor benefits after a parent or spouse passes away. Over the past 80 years, the program has provided millions of Americans the opportunity to live independently and maintain their quality of life.

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