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Senior Hunger

Tips For Visiting Elderly Relatives During The Holidays

Anthony Cirillo | Posted 11.25.2016 | Fifty
Anthony Cirillo

Elder care is a growing issue in society. Caregiving at a distance can be difficult, stressful and time-consuming. And often the only time caregivers see the loved one is on a family visit, more than not tied around a holiday.

Help Beat Hunger in Small Ways, With Love

Lisa Marsh Ryerson | Posted 02.24.2017 | Fifty
Lisa Marsh Ryerson

As part of Senior Hunger Awareness Month, I have invited by dear friend Carla Hall, co-host of the ABC lifestyles show "The Chew," to share this space and to share her message of cooking with love.

Food Waste and Systems Change

Lisa Marsh Ryerson | Posted 02.08.2017 | Fifty
Lisa Marsh Ryerson

Perhaps no other issue better highlights the fact that links in our food supply chain are broken. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 133 billion pounds of food go to waste every year.

What If

Enid Borden | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Enid Borden

What If. Two simple words that have confounded generation after generation of politicians. What If. Two simple words that have energized generation after generation of social entrepreneurs.

Reversing the Realities of Growing Old in America

Ellie Hollander | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Ellie Hollander

As May comes to a close, let's focus on paying it forward, just like Anna C. Leahy did, and enlist a new generation of champions for seniors in communities across the country.

Eleanor Goldberg

These Vulnerable Groups Are Suffering The Most Because Of Income Inequality | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact

The case for improving income inequality took center stage during President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night when he called for a...

Postcard From Poland

Enid Borden | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Enid Borden

Is this just an American phenomenon? Are other countries waging a war against senior hunger? Are they enlisting corporate help? Volunteers?

Two Best Friends On Stage Together For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty

Don Rickles is acerbic, insulting and -- at age 87 -- still wickedly funny. Bob Newhart is polite, charming and -- at age 83 -- also wickedly funny. P...

WATCH: The Face Of America's Senior Poverty Crisis

Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

A new finding discovered that senior poverty affects more seniors than previously believed: one in seven seniors live in poverty as opposed to the Cen...

As Baby Boomers Approach Retirement, New Research Reveals Great Recession Contributed to Dramatic Increase in Senior Hunger

Bob Aiken | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Bob Aiken

As individuals, charities, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting more food to people in need. Together, we can solve hunger and ensure our parents and grandparents have enough to eat.


Enid Borden | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Enid Borden

Eating alone can be lonely. Loneliness can be unhealthy. Shouldn't we be encouraging a new paradigm for those older adults who have the ability to leave their homes?

Lean In, Lean Out, Lean On

Enid Borden | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Enid Borden

I recently made a life stage change. It was a professional change, but that, of course, has a huge impact on my personal life.

How To Prevent Senior Malnourishment

Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born | Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born

Nearly four million seniors are malnourished in the United States, according to The American Academy of Family Physicians. While this number is staggering, it's not surprising.

My New Year Wish

Enid Borden | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Enid Borden

This is my New Year resolution: I will feed the hungry. Will it be yours too? May you have a Happy New Year. May you make it happy for someone else.

Wish You Enough

Enid Borden | Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty
Enid Borden

Hunger among the elderly is not a new phenomenon. Unlike other diseases that afflict a person or a group of people, hunger seeks no magical potion that has yet to be invented in a laboratory. The solutions to this disease are out there.

Stand Up... for Something

Enid Borden | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Enid Borden

The political landscape is rife with talk of "fixing problems," "overhauling ailing systems" and "taking care of our children and our children's children." And yet, what do those doing all this stand for? Where's the action? We've heard the words; where are the deeds?

Endings... Beginnings

Enid Borden | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Enid Borden

I took a long journey in this field of senior nutrition and led a membership organization for over 20 years. It was a fascinating ride. It now comes to an end. That particular work, for me, is over.

Failing to Make the Grade

Enid Borden | Posted 07.03.2012 | Fifty
Enid Borden

It is the prevalence of senior hunger that is out of step with America and its values, in any and every economy.

Dropping the "F" Bomb

Enid Borden | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Enid Borden

It's always that time of year. Those of us who beg for loose change have to drop that bomb on an almost daily basis: the Fundraising Bomb. Today the role of the non-profit is more urgent and more important than ever. And yet that work is harder and harder than ever.

The Hunger Epidemic No One Is Talking About

Enid Borden | Posted 05.18.2012 | Impact
Enid Borden

We still have many millions -- and their numbers are growing -- who face the threat of hunger on any given day. The Old Face of Hunger, unlike the younger one, has no way out. There is no job waiting for the 87-year-old.

We Too Need a "Super Bowl"

Enid Borden | Posted 04.08.2012 | Impact
Enid Borden

Hunger is not a spectator sport. Our Super Bowl is emptying of the ingredients necessary to sustain life for millions of hungry seniors. We can't wait 'til next year. Our time is running out.

Will You Still Need Me? Will You Still Feed Me?*

Enid Borden | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty
Enid Borden

While I think a great deal about the whimsical nature of getting older, I am at once brought back to Earth by the policy and social implications of an aging population.

In Light Of World Food Day, Help Fight Hunger In Your Own Backyard

Enid Borden | Posted 12.17.2011 | Impact
Enid Borden

I always thought it was true, but it is appalling to see it for oneself. In my hands were two grocery items - one snack-sized cream filled yellow ca...

Responding to Senior Hunger -- "Good Food, Good Deeds"

Enid Borden | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Enid Borden

The risk of hunger is a national crisis, but it affects some sub-populations more than others. Low-income seniors are more likely to be at risk of hunger, for instance, even though half of all at-risk seniors have incomes above the federal poverty line.

So, How Do We End Hunger?

Enid Borden | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact
Enid Borden

September is Hunger Action Month. We must work together to combat the scourge of hunger -- all hunger, not just one segment of our society. When one person is hungry, aren't we all?