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food security, older adults


Food security in any given economy is vital for country’s growth and development. The main goal of this study is to determine food insecurity status among the aging population and its influential factors in Canada. Poverty, demographic trends, community and social support, and health status and costs were causes linked to food insecurity. The study used a qualitative research design , obtaining primary data from the participants. Semi-structured questionnaires with four questions were used to explore the status of food insecurity on the aging population. Next, the data was analysed using qualitative coding, identifying the emerging themes and potential patterns. The findings revealed that low-income has significant impact on food insecurity. Similarly, the majority of the older adults that had chronic conditions were severely food insecure. Additionally, the study found marital status to prevent families against food insecurity by combining resources. Therefore, this research emphasizes important implication for healthcare and social services as they can improve the quality of life of the older adults.


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Bachelor of Social and Community Development

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Alli, M. (2024). Food insecurity among the aging population [Unpublished poster]. Sheridan College.

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