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An older adult holding a home delivered meal

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Aging is a Gift

Aging is a gift, but unfortunately, not all older adults have what they need to age well in their homes and communities. Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is here to help older adults— and those who care about them— enjoy the gift of aging. Eating healthy foods, staying physically active and socializing are important factors in aging well. But for the older adults we serve, many of whom are homebound, food insecure and without caregiver support, this can often be hard to achieve.

Poor access to transportation, physical and financial limitations and lack of nearby grocery stores are everyday barriers standing in the way of seniors and their access to healthy food.

Fortunately, our Home-Delivered Meals program, a Meals on Wheels partner, delivers daily nutritious meals directly into the hands of older adults in our community.

As we look forward to the holidays with our families, will you join us and make sure seniors like Mr. Williams are not left without a meal to eat?

A gift to Benjamin Rose means we can offer lifesaving food and help to older adults, most of whom live on low to moderate incomes.

Your gift is the first step to ensuring older adults age well: nutritious home-delivered meals. With 50 percent of older adults in America suffering from malnutrition, it’s critical we eliminate food insecurity in our community.

Will you help us give the gift of aging this holiday season?