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Elder Law of Michigan Joins National Movement to End Senior Hunger

Michigan's Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly logoElder Law of Michigan joins nation movement of community organizations come together to increase older adult SNAP enrollment.

Lansing, MI (June 22, 2015) When it comes to eating a healthy diet, millions of Americans 65 and over face a double whammy: their income is fixed, and their spending on food is consuming a larger portion of their budget.

Nationally, adults aged 65+ have an average annual income of $41,000, and they spend nearly $5,200—or more than 12%—on food. Their friends just 10 years younger have a greater income (averaging $63,000 annually), and they spend less (10.6%) on groceries.

Elder Law of Michigan, in partnership with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), has joined a nationwide effort to support these older adults by helping them access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)…

To read the full press release, visit ELM’s media resources page.

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