Seniority

Issue 4 front pageSeniority: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Snap) and the Elderly
(March 2015)

NFESH-commissioned research shows that over 61% of seniors threatened by hunger in 2012 had incomes below 200% of the poverty line. The March 2015 issue of Seniority features an article by Katie Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics at Seattle University about the usage of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) among the elderly. The article includes a forward by Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics at Kent State University.

Read the March 2015 issue of Seniority.

Previous Issues:

Seniority: Can Incentives for Long-Term Care Insurance Reduce Medicaid Spending?
(October 2014)

NFESH-commissioned research shows that seniors at risk of hunger suffer from increased health problems. According to the Center for American Progress, hunger-related healthcare cost the United States $130.5 billion in 2010. The October 2014 issue of Seniority features a study conducted by Wei Sunn, Associate Professor, Renmin University of China, and Anthony Webb, Ph.D., Senior Research Economist, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, about the relation between incentives for long-term care insurance and spending for Medicaid. The study includes an interview with Anthony Webb, Ph.D.

Read the October 2014 issue of Seniority.

Seniority: Boomer Futures
(July 2014)

NFESH-commissioned research shows that 60 percent of seniors who faced the threat of hunger in 2012 were between the ages of 60-69. The July 2014 issue of Seniority features an article by Dennis Domer, Ph.D., of the University of Kansas and the New Cities Long Life Communities Initiative about the changes in the way society and families care for baby boomers. The article includes a forward by Christine J. Jensen, Ph.D., the Director of Health Services Research at the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving.

Read the July 2014 issue of Seniority.

Seniority: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in the US
(April 2014)

NFESH-commissioned research shows that seniors residing with a grandchild are two-and-a-half times more likely to face the threat of hunger than seniors with no grandchild in the home. The April 2014 issue of Seniority features an article by Esme Fuller-Thomson, Ph.D. of the University of Toronto, on the hardships some grandparents face while raising their grandchildren. The article includes a forward by Lewis Bernstein, Ph.D., the Executive Vice President of Education, Research and Outreach at Sesame Street Workshop.

Read the April 2014 issue of Seniority.

Seniority: Perspectives on Nutrition, Healthcare, Wellness

Our journal Seniority: Perspectives on Nutrition, Healthcare, Wellness serves as an important companion piece to the annual academic research reports that NFESH sponsors. Seniority offers unique and critical perspectives about issues in nutrition, healthcare and wellness facing the senior population. In so doing, it broadens the scope of critical thinking beyond academic research and data analysis related to hunger alone, and it opens the dialogue to the multidisciplinary problem solving. The first issue of Seniority offers insight and viewpoints from noteworthy authors, practitioners and experts in the field, including Ted Fishman, author of Shock of Gray and renowned economic journalist; David Lindeman, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Technology and Aging; Nadine Sayhoun, Ph.D., RD, Associate Professor in Nutritional Epidemiology in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland; Carol O’Shaughnessy, Principal Research Associate with the National Health Policy Forum at George Washington University and James Ziliak, Ph.D., Founding Director of the Center for Poverty Research at the University of Kentucky.

To order a print version of the first issue of Seniority: Perspectives on Nutrition, Healthcare, Wellness contact nfesh@nfesh.org or call 571-312-2675.