Poverty in our country has a distinctly feminine face. The largest segment of our population is poor, elderly women.” (Teresa Heinz Kerry) The average social security check in 2006 was slightly over $1,000 per month. Will an annual income of $12,000 support you in retirement? Many women lose income during child bearing years and again later in life when they become family caregivers. Interested to learn “What Women Need to Know about Retirement?” This easy to understand manual is offered FREE from the Heinz Family Philanthropies and WISER at www.heinzfamily.org/.