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NCOA, Partners Bring Senior Hunger to Congress

posted Thu, Sep 27, 2012   by NCOA Week

On Sept. 20, NCOA joined Feeding America, AARP Foundation, and Maryland Food Bank in a Congressional briefing on senior hunger in America—spotlighting the nearly 4 million older adults who are now food insecure.Lura Barber, senior policy analyst for NCOA's National Center for Benefits Outreach & Enrollment, shared the story of Marge and Frank, an older couple from Montana who contacted one of NCOA’s grantees for help in choosing a Medicare Part D plan.

GIA's John Feather to speak at Capitol Hill briefing

posted Mon, Sep 10, 2012   by Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families website

GIA CEO John Feather joins a panel assembled by Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families on Thursday, September 13, 2012 for a briefing to discuss the need for more support, resources and services for "grandfamilies." The briefing will be held on Capitol Hill and is sponsored by the Office of U.S. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota. Nearly 5 million children under age 18 live in grandparent-headed households. Placing the needs of these children at the forefront, grandparents often risk neglecting their own the health and well-being. They face increased financial, health, housing, education and work challenges that can derail their retirement plans. Similarly, more than half of adult children with developmental disabilities live with their parents.


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