Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in the US

Did you know 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 full issue of Seniority here.

The Oxford Dictionary defines Seniority as “the fact or state of being older.” The digital magazine addresses the many predictors of senior hunger. It examines and discusses the issue in order to effectuate the change that needs to occur in order to ameliorate hunger among seniors once and for all. NFESH has been a valuable resource for the EAT Coalition and Seniority may be a great additional resource for our readers at home.

The Oxford Dictionary also defines Seniority as “a privileged position earned by reason of longer service.” NFESH works on behalf of older Americans, and through their research and communications mechanisms such as this magazine we hope to continue to do so for many years.

 

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