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Mayor Joines Lends Support to Urban League’s Super Senior SNAP Health Day

The Winston-Salem Urban League will hold a news conference on Wednesday, September 27, at 11:30 am in the Urban League downtown headquarters located at 201 W. Fifth Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Mayor Joines will lend his support to the Super Senior SNAP Health Day news conference to raise public awareness of the city-wide enrollment event for those 60+ who qualify for food benefits.

Also in attendance will be representatives from the Baptist Medical Sticht Center for Healthy Aging, Senior Services, City of W-S Adult Education, the Shepherds Center, Crisis Control’s Healthy Food Initiative, Cancer Services and Brittian Chiropractic to lend their expertise on how to age in health and wellness.

About Super Senior Health SNAP Day

The Urban League’s campaign to enroll 1250 seniors into the SNAP or Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (previously known as food stamps) is part of a national campaign to end senior hunger sponsored by the National Council on Aging.

Research by the US Department of Labor has shown that more than 10 million older Americans lack the resources to purchase healthy food each month. SNAP enrollment at the Super Senior SNAP Health Day can really make a positive change in the life of a senior.

The Super Senior SNAP Health Day is Thursday, September 28, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Hanes Hosiery Community Center located at 501 Reynolds Boulevard in Winston-Salem.

For more information, please contact Abio Harris at 336-717-1224 or visit www.wsurban.org.

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