How Seniors are Impacted by Hunger

August 25, 2022

How Seniors are Impacted by Hunger

Seniors with health issues can be both a cause and a consequence of food insecurity. It is more likely for a senior to experience depression, asthma, chest pains and other health factors when not getting proper nutrition. To effectively reduce food insecurity, we need to look at loneliness and social support programs.

The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry sends weekly groceries to those that are homebound through our Pantry To-Go program. Through our Senior and Low-Income pop-up pantries we are able to bring food to those who may lack transportation or cannot leave their home for other reasons.

Seniors who are food insecure can see a decline in physical and cognitive health, therefore can speed up the aging process. It is imperative that we have nutrition programs and social programs in place for seniors and veterans to live out the rest of their lives as comfortably as possible.