50+ and Hungry: Special Hour
September 9, 2014•59 min
Hunger is a problem often hiding in plain sight. And older adults who are hungry don’t walk around asking for help or acknowledging that they need it: an understandable source of embarrassment. It’s easy to underestimate the day-to-day struggles of those who are age 65 and over struggling to make ends meet and nutritionally feed themselves on a low income or social security. Government programs don’t always adequately protect against problems as basic as hunger.
Several older American from Washington DC discuss their struggles feeding themselves, getting medical care, and finding employment. The cost of living, rent, medication, and doctor’s bills, adds up fa [...]