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The Diner, which is a project of Meals on Wheels People in Vancouver, Wash., provides community in addition to meals for seniors enrolled in the program. Tom Cook/Courtesy Meals on Wheels People hide caption

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Meals On Wheels Serves Up Breakfast, Lunch And Community At Local Diner

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Psychologist Dr. Julie Rickard at American Behavioral Health Systems (ABHS) Parkside in Wenatchee, Wash., on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Dr. Rickard, the Program Director at ABHS Parkside, founded a regional suicide prevention coalition in 2012 and is launching one of the nation's few pilot projects to train staff and engage fellow residents to address suicides in long-term care. Jovelle Tamayo for NPR hide caption

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Isolated And Struggling, Many Seniors Are Turning To Suicide

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A resident at the Mother Teresa of Calcutta senior home in Caracas. The people at the home were not reluctant to be photographed, says photojournalist Wil Riera: "They want to share their history, to have a voice." Wil Riera hide caption

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Elise Tries Engay food. Illustration by CJ Riculan/NPR hide caption

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Video: Japan Created Easy-To-Swallow Foods To Prevent Senior Choking Deaths

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One client receives food from Meals on Wheels. Most of the federal money for the program comes through the Older Americans Act. That's part of the Department of Health and Human Services budget, which is slated for a cut of nearly 18 percent. Courtesy of Meals on Wheels America hide caption

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Food Is Just One Serving Of What Meals On Wheels Gives Seniors

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This is the gear that runs SentabTV. The flat box accesses the Internet. The remote works both TV programs, video chat, sharing photographs and more. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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For Startups Marketing To Seniors, A Novel Idea: Move In With Them

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Chef Eric David Corradetti presents dinner to residents at the Bethlehem Woods senior living facility in La Grange Park, Ill. His kitchen emphasizes fresh produce and meats and meals made from scratch. Courtesy of Unidine hide caption

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Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local

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Barbara Beskind, 90, is a designer at IDEO who works with engineers on products that improve the quality of life for older people. Nicolas Zurcher/Courtesy of IDEO hide caption

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At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

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More than a quarter of the victims of financial fraud are over 60. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Services Offer A Means To Foil Widespread 'Elder Fraud'

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Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, but its senior citizens all benefit from a guaranteed pension. Antonio Olmos/Courtesy of Age International hide caption

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