How to Communicate With Older Adults about Food Insecurity and Hunger

  This resource examines the issue of hunger among the older adult population and addresses health and financial impacts due to food insecurity. Data on the demographics of older adults living with hunger in America is also shared within the article. The resource closely reviews factors that contribute to senior food insecurity such as lack of transportation, isolation, and more. Readers can find helpful tips and information on how to have open conversations with older adults regarding food assistance from trusted organizations and programs.

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