Amid Isolation And Loneliness, Elderly Face Crumbling Safety Net

Homebound senior Louise Delija, 93, receives a meal delivery in Brooklyn, New York. Since the pandemic began, demand for help from seniors has ballooned.

New York has more people over the age of 65 than the total population of many states. And despite federal aid, the state’s system meant to help protect seniors is short tens of millions of dollars.

(Image credit: Ted Shaffrey/AP)

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