A Remembrance

A Remembrance

In 2019, fully sixty-five percent of the population of the United States was under 40 years of age, demographers tell us. And by applying simple math to that number, we can say with a good deal of certainty that twenty years ago on 9/11/2001 literally millions of...

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Look for the…

Look for the…

There is an old song – a hundred years old now – but doubtless familiar to those folks that we refer to as seniors today. It was written by Jerome Kern in 1920 and it encourages listeners to “look for the silver lining.” The implication is, of course, that such can be...

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Now That It’s Safe to Return to School…

Now That It’s Safe to Return to School…

Schools are opening across the country. Children are headed back to classrooms – for now. As the country and world begin to assess the potential of another more virulent strain of the delta virus, we are once again face-to-face with a different reality. But so many...

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Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Many of us at NFESH are… well, honestly… what some might call rabid baseball fans. For years now we have faithfully supported our “hometown team,” the Washington Nationals. And over the course of those years we have come to consider many of the players to be friends....

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It’s About Time

It’s About Time

“Some things are worth repeating,” the saying goes. And we at NFESH are in full accord with the sentiment it represents – whether what is being repeated are simply words or if they are far more than that.  Annual celebrations, like individual birthdays or national...

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Celebrating Interdependence Day

Celebrating Interdependence Day

No. There is not a typo in the title. Here in the shadow of the nation’s capital, where NFESH’s offices are located -- just as we imagine is true in large cities, small towns and rural communities across the country – the reminders of Fourth of July celebrations still...

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A LOOK AT INDEPENDENCE

A LOOK AT INDEPENDENCE

With the Fourth of July holiday still a couple of weeks away, advertisers are already turning to the airwaves and print media to urge us Americans to begin getting ready to celebrate – together. And surely this year, as more and more venues shuttered by the pandemic...

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The Time Has Come!

The Time Has Come!

“What time?” you maybe asking. It is time to begin welcoming folks in your communities back into senior centers and congregate meal programs. It is time to send the loud and clear message to them that it is time to “Come Back!” Daily news reports from across the...

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The New Normal

The New Normal

The “new normal” is a phrase that we have all heard before, particularly in recent months, and that the majority of us have probably used ourselves at least once. As we listen or speak, it’s unlikely that we ponder its meaning too deeply or consider it  to be the...

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Re-Entry

Re-Entry

Our last blog, entitled "Openings,” looked with anticipation toward the time – which seems to be fast approaching -- when congregate nutrition programs throughout the nation will open once again and welcome back both familiar clients and new ones. Some, in fact,...

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