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As population ages, local agencies figure out how to feed area seniors

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Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — According to 2016 data provided by the Vermont nonprofit Age Well, 19.9 percent of Addison County residents — nearly one in every five — are age 65 years or older. That’s up from 13.4 percent in 2011.

As Addison County’s elderly population continues to grow, so does the strain on the organizations charged with making sure that demographic does not go hungry.

That was the message delivered last week by a variety of human services providers who make up the Hunger Council of Addison County.

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