Millions of seniors in the United States are missing out on more than $20 billion in aid that could help pay for food, medicine and heating, simply because they don't know it's there.
America's elderly have had an increasingly difficult time over the past decade or so, if not before, and it's not necessarily going to get easier.
Still, there are more sources of aid available. If you (or an elderly loved one) need additional assistance, then according to the National Council On Aging (NCOA), "You Gave, Now Save."
As reported here, in a recent Reuter's article, millions of seniors are missing out on more than $20 billion through various programs for food, medicine, and heating.
In response, the NCOA and several other organizations have launched campaigns to educate seniors on what's available. The Reuter's article provides more information regarding the programs. In addition, you may want to check out a more recent article from the New Old Age Blog of the New York Times, here.