600,000 Seniors Depend on SNAP Benefits for Good Nutrition ~ Tell the Administration Not to Take Them Away

In July, the Trump Administration proposed a new rule that would take away Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits from 3 million people, including over 600,000 seniors, by restricting broad-based categorical eligibility. Use the National Council on Aging’s comment portal and these resources from Justice in Aging to tell the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service to protect SNAP for older adults and their families. The 60-day public comment period ends on Monday, September 23.

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.