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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

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

    NEARLY 7.4 MILLION SENIORS HAVE INCOMES BELOW THE POVERTY LINE

    That's an income of $240 a week or less, which, after housing, utility and medical expenses, leaves very little for food.

    Half of seniors living alone lack the financial resources to pay for basic needs.
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    Older adults living in poverty are nearly twice as likely as those living above the poverty level to have limitations in their ability to live independently.

    HUNGER AND SOCIAL ISOLATION 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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    FEDERALLY SUPPORTED NUTRITION PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OLDER ADULTS, YET THESE SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS REMAIN SIGNIFICANTLY UNDERFUNDED

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