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OUR NATION'S MOST VULNERABLE ARE LOOKING TO YOU

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OUR NATION'S MOST VULNERABLE ARE LOOKING TO YOU

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    CHALLENGES ARE FACED EVERY DAY

    Today, the average life expectancy is at a record high of 79 years. As we get older, even the most independent among us may experience physical declines or financial hardship that strips away our independence. Add to that an increase in geographic mobility of our families, and the result is millions of seniors left behind, hungry and alone. 

    OUR NATION'S SENIOR POPULATION IS GROWING EXPONENTIALLY

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    Turning 60 Each Day - 2018
    Life Expectancy - 2018
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    LEAVING MORE AND MORE AMERICANS AT RISK OF HUNGER AND ISOLATION

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    Living Alone - 2018
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    AND WHILE HUNGER AND ISOLATION CAN AFFECT ANYONE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY AND DECLINING HEALTH, FINANCIAL STRAIN MAKES THEM MUCH WORSE

    7.1 MILLION SENIORS LIVE IN POVERTY

    That's an income of $234 a week or less, which, after housing, utility and medical expenses, leaves very little for food.
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    Older adults living at or below poverty are nearly twice as likely as those living above the poverty level to have limitations in their ability to live independently.

    THESE THREATS FROM AGING NOT ONLY JEOPARDIZE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OLDER ADULTS, THEY ALSO PLACE A SIGNIFICANT STRAIN ON OUR COUNTRY'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND ECONOMY

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    MEALS ON WHEELS IS THE ONLY FEDERALLY SUPPORTED PROGRAM DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO MEET THE NUTRITIONAL AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF SENIORS, YET THIS SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP REMAINS SIGNIFICANTLY UNDERFUNDED

    ACT NOW TO HELP US REACH MORE SENIORS IN NEED

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