In May, for Older American’s Month, several Sonoma County Senior Centers (Sebastopol, Petaluma, and
Sonoma) will be hosting Car Fit Event. Seniors can make a 15 minute appointment with a trained volunteer who will make recommendations on adjustments and adaptations that could make their vehicle “fit” better and enhance their safety. http://www.socoaaa.org/whats_new.htm
According to the USDA, more than three quarters of a million Americans over 65 and living alone do not have a steady supply of food.
Hunger can be life-threatening for seniors, putting them at risk for serious health problems. It can increase their risk for stroke, prolonging recovery from illness, extending hospital stays, limiting the effects of their prescription drugs, decreasing their resistance to infection, and may even increase feelings of depression and isolation.
But only a small proportion of low-income elderly people participate in the Food Stamp Program. One reason may be that there are common misconceptions about food stamps for seniors. Here’s a look at 10 myths, and 10 facts about food stamps for seniors: