Vulnerable  Seniors

• Many seniors pay medical bills for short term and chronic issues out of pocket, resulting in limited funds for healthy food. A study conducted by Manna Food Center identifed budget as one of the “two most frequently mentioned barriers to acquiring the quantity and types of food needed”. Vulnerable seniors such as these are concentrated in several pockets in the County. • Seniors aging in place in Montgomery County may experience diffculty learning about and connecting to food assistance programs. Many of these seniors are isolated, especially those who do not drive, and may not interact with people who are knowledgeable about programs. Additionally, low technology literacy and access can prevent connecting to services independently.