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Sequester could impact local food programs

Sequester could impact local food programs
Michael Cavazos
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 7:11am

Several programs for the elderly, including the Meals on Wheels program administered by the Area Agency on Aging, could be hard-hit by the Congressional sequester.

Bettye Mitchell, director of the agency, which is an arm of the East Texas Council of Governments, said the federal budget cuts could impact counseling programs for seniors; the ombudsman program; caregiver and case management; transportation and nutrition programs which includes both home-delivered Meals on Wheels and congregate meals for seniors who can drive.

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