Line by Line

Line by Line

Regular readers of this blog, who are accustomed to receiving email notifications each time a new segment appears, don’t need to be told that things went a bit awry last time we posted. Neither the cause of the glitch nor the means to correct it was easy to determine....

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July 4

July 4

Even under “usual” circumstances or a “typical” year – which no one would argue that this one is – the Fourth of July is distinguished in several ways from other holidays that we Americans share. For one thing, it is, after all, one of the few purely American...

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Learning from the Flowers

Learning from the Flowers

Whether they are annuals or perennials, if we pay attention to them the flowers keep us -- pardon the pun -- grounded. As we walk or drive down the streets of our home towns or just look out the windows of our homes, the flowers not only brighten our neighborhoods and...

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Social Justice Matters

  These present days in America are disturbing, jarring, unprecedented. They can drive us to despair or they can call us to remember and act on familiar words and phrases penned centuries ago: “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” “with liberty and...

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Standing Together. Working Together.

Standing Together. Working Together.

We have been deliberate in the choice of a title for this blog post ...but it was not a difficult one to come up with. Over the course of the past several days we have seen those of you on the front lines of delivering critical nutrition services to America's elders...

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The “Elderly” and COVID-19

The “Elderly” and COVID-19

In the 18th century, Robert Burns eloquently wrote about how often the “best laid plans of mice and men” are foiled. Ever since, literally billions of individuals have repeated the saying and claimed it to describe their own personal situations. Over the course of the...

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Epidemic Concerns: New and Overlooked

Epidemic Concerns: New and Overlooked

Anyone who has seen or listened to the news or  even had a conversation with a family member, friend or neighbor has certainly heard of the coronavirus, the epidemic disease that has devastated China, moved across the globe and threatens to become a pandemic. We have...

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Change Can Be Good

Change Can Be Good

This week's blog post is contributed by Tim A. Morris. Tim is the Director of Cherokee Senior Services  in Canton, GA.  Cherokee is one of 33 Congregate Nutrition Programs (CNPs) with which NFESH has been working in Georgia in a statewide project to help improve...

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Partnering for Progress and Teaching to the Test

Partnering for Progress and Teaching to the Test

We concluded our last blog post by enticing readers to keep an eye on this space, promising we would soon explain just how NFESH will honor our commitment to help states and congregate nutrition programs (CNPs) located in senior centers achieve their missions in 2020....

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Naming the Decade

Naming the Decade

As individuals we tend to measure the passage of time by years.  “Remember in 1997 when…” we reminisce with a friend or a colleague. As a nation and a society, however, we tend to look back on the past in terms of decades and to characterize those ten year chunks of...

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