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Senior Housing - Fun For Everyone
In Los Angeles, there is a new program for senior citizens called EngAGE. This program brings wellness and arts programs to senior communities throughout L.A. When seniors keep active studies show they are not only happier but healthier too.

Services Are Being Offered By Project Homeless Connect In Fort Worth
Read about 2012 Project Homeless Connect, an event designed to give homeless men and women access to helpful services.

ShopRite Partners In Caring Donates Turkeys To Food Banks
ShopRite Partners in Caring donated nearly 100,000 pounds of the turkeys to local area food banks. Food Bank of Hudson Valley was just one of the many food banks that received some of the turkeys

Shortage Of Low-Incoming Housing Affects Many Across The Nation
The availability of low-income housing and the need for this type of housing have not been identical. The Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness reported there were 10.9 million low-income households in 2009 but only 5.4 million low-income rental units

Should Older Low-Income Housing Be Torn Down?
Sacramento has a plan to demolish two older low-income neighborhoods that are seventy years old and rebuild a more urban community that will have residents with a range of incomes

Smithfield And UFCW To Donate More Than One Million Servings Of Protein To Hurricane Disaster Relief
Smithfield, in partnership with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union, will be donating a total of more than one million servings of protein to food banks in the Northeast tri-state area that has been affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Some Iowa Homeless Families Helped This Holiday Season
Over 150 children and their parents, attended a holiday party at the Eagle's Lodge last Saturday. The parents received a $50 Kmart gift card, by the Homeless Children's Trust, for each of their children to buy gifts for the holidays

Some Virginia Homeless Shelters Have Long Waiting Lists
It took one Northern Virginia homeless mother two months before she could find a homeless shelter that would take her and her child. These days most shelters are filled to capacity

Soup Kitchens and Food Pantries Decreased By 25% In New York City
The decrease has been in the last five years, well before the hurricane. The Food Bank for the city reports that more people are seeking food from emergency food providers this year compared to last year

Special Courts Just For Veterans
In the state of New York, there is the Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court. It is a mental health and hybrid drug court that serves veterans (many who are homeless) who are battling addiction and/or mental illness by rerouting them from the conventional criminal justice system to a specialized court for veterans

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