You’ve probably seen the headlines from President Obama’s 2014 budget: He’d slow the growth of Social Security benefits by changing the way payments are increased for inflation, trim Medicare by cutting payments to providers and making high-income retirees pay more out of pocket for their health care, and he’d protect Medicaid from budget cuts.

But you may not have seen some of the fine print. Behind those big numbers, Obama would cut or freeze spending on many key programs for seniors. For instance, he’d freeze funding for Meals on Wheels and other nutrition programs, as he has through most of his Administration. Same story with aging network services and family caregiver support.

He’d trim spending for community-based supportive services, while cutting funding from$16 million to $10 million for Aging and Disability Resource Centers, which provide information services to seniors, people with disabilities, and heir familie

Of course, this is just the first step in the budget process. Congress will have to act sometime this year on these funding requests and, in many cases, could well trim them further. Remember, House Republicans have vowed to balance the budget within 10 years, entirely through spending reductions.

This budget is just a glimpse of the future. With growing pressure to reduce the deficit and limited enthusiasm for tax hikes, spending of all kinds, including for senior services, will face ongoing pressures.