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Why Not the Older Americans Act?

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

The American public's cynicism about Washington can diminish when bipartisanship prevails and bills become law. The most recent example of this was the signing into law of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by President Obama yesterday, July 22.

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.

Meals On Wheels Says It's Happy With Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The budget Congress just passed restores funding that was cut away last year from nutrition assistance for poor senior citizens. The ...

It's Hunger: Let's Call It What It Is

John Feather, PhD | Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

The statistics on senior hunger and the personal stories behind the numbers are shocking, but that should be a call to action.

Shadee Ashtari

2013 Was A Lousy Year, But There Were Some Real Heroes. Here Are 14 Of Them.

HuffingtonPost.com | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The year 2013 is mercifully drawing to a close, with much of it deserving little more than to be utterly forgotten. But here are a handful of men and ...

Seniors Get Donated Food For Their 'Lifelines', Their Pets

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Meals on Wheels didn't deliver donated dog food, Sherry Scott of San Diego says her golden retriever Tootie would be eating th...

Arthur Delaney

Budget Crunch Crunches Lunch

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More older Americans will miss meals and other services as federal spending fails to keep pace with rising need, according to a report r...

Sequester Takes Devastating Toll On Low-Income Women

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact

By Sharon Johnson, Women's eNews (WOMENSENEWS)--This summer, 10 Head Start teachers in Lorain County, Ohio, lost their jobs and Hamilton, Ohio, sto...

Arthur Delaney

Meals On Wheels Sequester Cuts Mean Layoffs, Waiting Lists, And Canceled Deliveries

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Budget cuts are stealing meals from elderly Americans all across the country, according to a new survey by the Meals On Wheels Associati...

EU Faces the Music: Congress Fiddles

Martha Burk | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Is speedier air travel more important than lunch for senior citizens or early childhood education for pre-schoolers? How about cancer research, heating assistance, police protection, or special education? All have lost funding to the sequester.

The Downtoning of America

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans want to kill the government that accomplished that. They want to go back to Downton Abbey days. The rich stay rich; the poor stay servants.

Arthur Delaney

Sequestration's Missing Meals

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

ROANOKE, Va. -- William McCormick remembers from his working-class upbringing in Covington, Va., that neighbors took care of neighbors. "Both my pa...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Victims To Congress: WTF?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Victims of sequestration lashed out at Congress on Friday, after lawmakers moved swiftly to address long lines at airports while leaving...

Congress Addresses Flight Delays But Leaves Other Sequestration Problems Unsolved

Sharon Parrott | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Sharon Parrott

Responding to highly publicized flight delays from the "sequestration" budget cuts, the House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to allow the Transp...

Arthur Delaney

Sequestration Cuts Mean Fewer Meals For Seniors -- But How Many?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

Helen Becker of Northampton, Pa. has received a hot meal from volunteers with Meals On Wheels of Northampton County every day for the past several yea...

VOTE! Top Local Nonprofit Of The Month Fighting Hunger

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

As we recover from our holiday food comas, let us also remember those who go without. Nonprofits nationwide are working to deliver hot meals to th...

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.

Laura Rowley

More Older Americans Sliding Into Poverty, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Rowley | Posted 08.29.2012 | Fifty

In 2010, 8.3 million Americans over 60 faced the threat of hunger -- up 78 percent from a decade earlier, according to a 2012 report. The proportion of the seniors affected has grown to one in seven in 2010 from one in nine in 2005 -- even as the hunger risk for the population as a whole declined slightly, the report found.

Paul Ryan's Relatives Didn't Live Past 60, Why Should Yours?

Pat LaMarche | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Having no elderly in his own family to watch decline, how could Congressman Ryan possibly see the value behind programs like Medicare, Social Security or Meals on Wheels?

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.

The Missing Religious Principle in Our Budget Debates

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Both Republicans and Democrats have a religion problem and it has nothing to do with same-sex marriage, abortion or religious liberty. Rather it is budgets, deficits, and debt ceiling deadlines that are their serious stumbling blocks.

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.

Laura Rowley

One In Seven Seniors Faces Threat Of Hunger: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Rowley | Posted 05.04.2012 | Fifty

One in seven seniors in America -- some 8.3 million people -- faced the threat of hunger in 2010, a 78 percent spike since 2001, according to a study ...

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.

SLIDESHOW: Honor Top Do-Gooders For National Volunteer Month!

Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact

The volunteers who bring hot meals to the homebound and perform backbreaking labor for tornado victims aren't interested in fame. They give up their t...