Senior hunger is an issue seldom talked about. Yet 8.3 million seniors faced the threat of hunger in 2010. We will have a future blog on this in detail. But because of our attention to this issue, I was asked by Meals on Wheels to submit a perspective on senior hunger outlining a possible solution.
To my delight, my perspective, ÛÏUniting the Continuum of CareÛ has been selected for presentation at the Perspectives in Nutrition and Aging: A National Summit being held on August 23, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland.
Want a preview of what I will do live?
Meals on Wheels has found that 6 million seniors face the threat of hunger. Their goal is to match that number ÛÒ with 6 million people who are willing to stand up and pledge to do what it takes to end senior hunger. Take their pledge and get involved.
Contact your local program to deliver or prepare a meal. Meals On Wheels volunteers also provide the seniors they serve with companionship and a warm, friendly smile when they arrive at the door.