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Old 06-15-2015, 08:39 AM
 
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June is Elder Hunger Awareness in Oklahoma. (Proclamation signed by Gov. Mary Fallin)

https://tulsage.wordpress.com/2015/0...nior-servings/
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:08 PM
 
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Takeaway from the article:
Oklahoma rank
s #8, in the nation, for senior hunger! 1/3 of Seniors in Oklahoma City are hungry on a daily basis, yet hunger in Oklahoma is higher in many rural areas.

  • ELDERLY PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH HUNGER MAY BE ASHAMED FOR OTHERS TO KNOW.
  • SOCIAL SECURITY DOES NOT KEEP A PERSON FROM GOING HUNGRY
  • HUNGER AFFECTS HEALTH AS HEALTH IS HEAVILY DETERMINED BY WHAT WE EAT.
  • MANY FACTORS, NOT JUST POVERTY, CONTRIBUTE TO HUNGER. With very little left to buy food for the month some resort topayday loans orcredit cards. Either one puts them further in debt.
  • THE GRIEF OF THE WIDOWED MAY BE COMPOUNDED BY LACK OF MONEY.

A lack of money can play a big part in widows becoming isolated. Embarrassed and ashamed by their situation, they are afraid if they get close to someone they will learn the truth. There isn’t money to buy a little extra food to take to a potluck. Many times there is no choice but to decline offers to socialize. Many times it is a hardship to buy gas for the car to get to church once a week. Even a small gift for a grandchild’s birthday may be financially outside the realm of possibilities. Feeling ashamed and believing they are the only ones in their predicament further isolates them as they tell no one.THE THREE HARDEST WORDS TO SAY ARE "Please help me.



“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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Prescription-happy doctors don't help. We go to the pharmacy so often it is pathetic.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:21 PM
 
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Originally Posted by OneDayAttaTime View Post
June is Elder Hunger Awareness in Oklahoma. (Proclamation signed by Gov. Mary Fallin)

https://tulsage.wordpress.com/2015/0...nior-servings/


Tulsa World‎ published today (November 22, 2015) a very similar article to the one above that was published by Tulsage on May 25, 2015 Click to read the Tulsa World story: Is your grandmother hungry?
(No it isn't the same story, even though it has a similar title as the Tulsage story.)

Looking for a way to help? This is the season for giving. Why not buy a gas gift card at QuikTrip or a gift card to Reasors or Walmart and so they can get some protein and/or a prescription, or maybe even shampoo or toilet paper.
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