Prime Time Radio

50+ and Hungry: Special Hour

September 9, 201459 min
Part A:

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.

Part B:

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 [...]

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