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SNAP: Helping Seniors Pay for Healthy Foods

SNAP: Helping Seniors Pay for Healthy Foods

March is National Nutrition Month—and what better time to learn more about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)?

SNAP helps many low-income seniors pay for the foods they need to maintain good health. However, a staggering number of older adults—approximately 2 out of 3—who qualify to receive SNAP are missing out on the benefits. With an average monthly benefit of $122 for a senior living alone (in 2011), a variety of healthful food options may be purchased. Click on the link below to learn more:

http://www.virginianavigator.org/sn/buying-food-with-snap/article-30453.aspx

This National Nutrition Month, we encourage you to learn more about SNAP and determine if you, a loved one, or clients may be eligible. 

http://virginianavigator.org/vn/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/virginia-department-of-social-services/program-63165.aspx

SeniorNavigator partners with Central Rappahannock Regional Library to provide our region’s senior citizens information that they, their families, and caregivers can use to make their lives better. Check out all that they have to offer at SeniorNavigator.org.