Hunger in America. (cover story)

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      More than thirty years ago, in 1965, the United States Congress recognized the lengthening life span and infirmities that come with it and enacted the Older Americans Act to help seniors live out their last days at home with essential support, transportation, household help and personal care. The act is not a welfare program, anyone over age 60 is eligible for services if there's room. Some 63 percent of the elderly are at moderate or high nutritional risk in the United States. The homebound elderly are largely invisible. They have no lobbyists, interests of senior organizations lie elsewhere and politicians neglect them as they don't vote or make campaign contributions.