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High Food Prices and Poor Health Give Seniors A Lot to Worry About

Less money for food and increasingly poor health are a wicked combination of factors that add up to food insecurity for seniors. Expect the problem to grow, says a report from Bread for the World released in May 2015. “As more baby boomers enter their 60s, the number of food-insecure Americans will rise.” Food insecurity diminishes the nutrition intake […]

Help for Caretakers of Aging Parents

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What difficulties do caretakers of aging parents face and how does this responsibility affect the caregiver’s own life? In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month (November), a  national poll by AARP and the AdCouncil reports on how family members react to the added burden of caretaking. Caregiving Takes A Toll Caregivers — including family — who end […]

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Senior Food Insecurity Is Growing

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Seniors Face Food Insecurity Food insecurity — or, put more simply, not knowing where the next meal is coming from — is a growing problem among senior Americans. In 2012, almost 9% of households with seniors experienced food insecurity. Among all clients served by Feeding America, 8 percent were seniors over 65 and 14% of […]

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Second Careers for Seniors Make Sense

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Author Betty Hechtman doesn’t think seniors are “too old” to follow their passions in a new job. In fact, a second career could be just what many over-65 folks are looking for. Hechtman notes that many folks in their sixties and beyond are looking to blend the notion of a second career with lifelong passion. […]

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Great Lifestyle Ideas for Over-65 Seniors

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OurFoodNews has a Pinterest Board dedicated to Seniors. We call it Great Ideas for the 65-Plus Crowd and our content focuses on food and lifestyle choices, including simple, inexpensive, from-your-cupboard recipes. 1. Inexpensive gift ideas to entertain the grandkids. 2. Affordable ways to make the home more efficient. 3. 16 simple and affordable healing foods […]

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Healthy, Easy, Natural Food Choices for Senior Foodies

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How Do Older People Feel About Cooking? The following comment to the Simple Revisions blog comes from Tamela, who expressed what so many seniors feel: “Real food and cooking from scratch has more benefits than anyone realizes but when you are stuck in a rut, trapped in a bad habit, you need community to come […]

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Senior or Not: Getting Older Is A FOOD Issue, Too!

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Maybe you don’t like the term “senior citizen.” After all, our world too often disregards — even casts off — people over — what? — forty? Routinely, current culture discounts the value and wisdom of life lived, noticing only the physically observable “signs” of aging — wrinkles and skin changes, physical “deceleration,” changing health realities, […]

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A Growing Number of American Seniors Face Poverty

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On May 3, 2012 Enid Borden, president and CEO of Meals On Wheels, wrote about her organization’s research report, Senior Hunger in America 2010: An Annual Report. She said, “That first study found that in 2005, about 5 million seniors were under threat of hunger. Five million seniors in 2005 translated into about 1 in every 9. In the […]

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