Some 15% of seniors, about 9.3 million individuals, in the United States faced the threat of hunger, according to The State of Senior Hunger in America 2012: An Annual Report, a new report from the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) released a report.
Sequestering Meals on Wheels Could Cost the Nation $489 Million per Year, is a new Center for Effective Government report on the potential impact of sequestration on older adults who rely on Title III C Home Delivered Nutrition Services, such as Meals on Wheels.
President Barack Obama signed into law the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization of 2015, after it passed both chambers of Congress with unanimous support. LeadingAge commends the President for signing the OAA, which was 5 years overdue for reauthorization.
A revised version of the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act was introduced by Rep. Linda Sanchez D-CA, Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR).
U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack announced a proposed rule that would for the first time ever allow grocery purchasing and delivery services run by government and nonprofit organizations to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as payment, allowing for home delivery to homebound seniors and people with disabilities who are unable to shop for food.