|"touch and go" = critical situation where something bad might happen|
"It was touch and go for a few days after the accident, but I think my grandfather is going to be okay."
"hand to mouth" = with barely enough money to live and buy food
"Some seniors live hand to mouth every month because they lack a steady source of income."
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What are the greatest issues facing senior citizens in the future in your country?
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HELPFUL TIP: Saving money for retirement called one's "nest egg," can be a critical concern. Although all problems can't be avoided, starting to save early can ease the burden later on.|
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One of the growing concerns around the world is the aging population of seniors and how to care for them in the future. At the same time, many seniors want control over their own futures and want to life comfortably during their golden years. Now, there are a growing number of assisted living centers for seniors in some areas of the world. However, do most people rather live with family in their latter years or take care of themselves in a senior citizen center? How does your culture view the care of the elderly?
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