Seniors facing hunger

SENIOR HUNGER

According to a study released by Feeding America and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, the number of seniors who don’t always know where there next meal will come from doubled from 2001 to 2011! That’s a scary number. Now consider that 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 EVERY DAY until the year 2030.

The study, Spotlight on Senior Health: Adverse Health Outcomes of Food Insecure Older Americans, compared seniors who face hunger with those that don’t. Seniors who struggle with hunger are:

  • 60% more likely to experience depression
  • 53% more likely to report a heart attack
  • 52% more likely to develop asthma
  • 40% more likely to report an experience of congestive heart failure

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