Senior Hunger: The Hidden Problem and How You Can Help
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Senior Hunger: The Hidden Problem and How You Can Help

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Date: November 21, 2013

Time: 01:30 PM ET - 02:30 PM ET

Type: Webinar

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Sponsored by: NCOA and IlluminAge

A growing number of older Americans are struggling with one of life’s most basic needs: getting enough to eat. Yet, only one in three older adults who are eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) actually uses this program. In this timely program, we examine a hard reality: senior hunger in your communities – and we ask how can you and your organization help change things for the better.

This webinar will give you a better grasp of...

  • The problem of hunger among older persons in your community and some of its root causes.
  • The major programs in place to deal with food insecurity and some of the reasons they are underused by seniors.
  • How recent changes to the program will affect your senior and disabled clients.
  • Strategies and best practices community-based organizations can use to help address this growing problem more effectively at the local level.

Presenters:

  • Lura Barber, Senior Policy Analyst with National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment, is responsible for leading and expanding NCOA’s initatives to increase SNAP participation among vulnerable and low-income seniors.
  • Conor McGovern, Senior Research Associate with National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment, whose work connects demographic research with policies and programs that improve the well-being of older adults.

Webinars in this series are free to NCOA members and friends. Attendance is first come, first served. Register now

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