Living on a budget doesn’t have to mean going without. Creativity and connections can help.
If you’re a senior struggling financially, where can you turn for help?
The first stop is seeking out local community resources. Food banks, shelters, healthy living programs and heating assistance programs may be available.
Visit city websites, check with local churches and the Salvation Army, and inquire at senior centers to find assistance.
State and national programs are also available to help seniors pay for everything from energy costs to food and housing. Often, older adults do not realize they have such options in their communities.
Here are links to organizations that may help you find financial assistance:
- AARP Foundation
- Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
- National Council on Aging
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- US Aging
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Seniors who live on a limited income and need help with everyday expenses could be eligible for many government programs.