Proposal to Cut SNAP Funding Raises Serious Concerns for Older Americans

“Without SNAP, I don’t know how I’d be able to afford to eat.” It’s something I heard often from low-income older clients while doing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach as an AmeriCorps volunteer.[i] SNAP—formerly known as food stamps—is a federal and state-administered program that provides resources to low-income people so they can buy food. And it works: SNAP has a proven track record of effectively reducing hunger. Today, millions of older Americans live on low fixed incomes, forcing many …

Eating Right Without Taking Away the Fun

Spring is right around the corner and lighter and more revealing clothes are ready to come out. Changing seasons also remind us that we should do something about those extra pounds we gained after all the holiday banquets and months of limited outdoor activities. The best place to start is reviewing our eating habits, choosing better nutritional components and starting a simple exercise routine that will not demand an impossible amount of time or effort from us. One good thing …