Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, functionality, and the ability to remain at home in the community. For seniors, healthy eating can help increase mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, energy levels, immune system strength, recuperation speed, and the effectiveness of chronic health problem management. This section provides articles and resources which demonstrate the link between proper food and nutrition.

How Community-Based Organizations Can Support Value-Driven Health Care

August 28, 2015

Anad Parekh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, and Robert Schreiber, MD, of the Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group, have published an article in the Health Affairs Blog that explains how vital it is to connect patients with community-based organizations, such as Area Agencies on Aging. The article includes real-world examples as well as data that support… Read more »

Feeding America Baby Boomers and Beyond Facing Hunger After Fifty

July 9, 2015

Baby Boomers and Beyond: Facing Hunger after Fifty aims to explore the circumstances of older adults and their households who utilize the Feeding America network of food banks. These individuals are members of a growing older adult population in the United States that has unique health, economic and nutritional needs. Understanding the particular experiences of… Read more »

Healthy Aging Summit

April 30, 2015

The 2015 Healthy Aging Summit goals are to: Explore the science on healthy aging; Identify knowledge gaps that need to be filled; Promote the role of prevention and preventive services in improving quality of life in later years; and Mobilize action to improve the delivery of care for those aging in place or in transition.

Community-Based Organizations and MLTSS: An Issue Brief to Assess CBO Readiness

August 28, 2015

For community-based organizations (CBOs) that have historically been the providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS), the change in oversight of managed LTSS (MLTSS) services from the state to managed care organizations (MSO) presents new challenges and opportunities. This issue brief discusses each of following opportunities that CBOs need to address when assessing their readiness to… Read more »

Household Food Security in the United States in 2013

April 15, 2015

Most U.S. households have consistent, dependable access to enough food for active, healthy living—they are food secure. But a minority of American households experience food insecurity at times during the year, meaning that their access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. Data for the ERS food security reports… Read more »

Senior SNAP Outreach Best Practices Toolkit

April 15, 2015

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB), in partnership with Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM) and Feeding Texas, has compiled this toolkit based on learnings from a year-long project in which more than 200 seniors in Central Texas were assisted with benefit applications and surveyed on their experience. Specifically, CAFB set out to… Read more »

The National Aging Network Survey: 2013 Results

April 16, 2015

The 2013 National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging builds on previous surveys to assess the evolving role of AAAs in the new health care delivery system. Findings from this survey highlight the changing population served by AAAs and how these agencies are building partnerships throughout the delivery system to better meet the needs of… Read more »