Nonprofits Serving Seniors Face Loss of Funds Since they Can’t Provide Services

It is not just for-profit businesses that are losing money and customers. Senior services organizations face the possibility of a loss of funds because they have contracts requiring them to provide direct services to older persons. However, they can’t do that at this time since many services have been suspended especially to provide transportation, non-medical chore services or adult day care or socialization at senior centers. Many senior providers are continuing to provide services by phone with re-assurance calls or home delivered meals but there is going to have to be consideration of adjusting contracts or the very nonprofits needed to help older people will be in facing major financial shortfalls.

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I have been a senior advocate for most of my career. I was Executive Director of the New York StateWide Senior Action Council and the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans. In 2007-2010 I was the Director of the New York State Office for the Aging

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