Growing number of seniors becoming homeless in Northumberland County


A growing number of seniors are becoming homeless in Northumberland County.

The show:

The full interview with bonus material:

As of last week, there was an 80-year-old senior living in his car. According to Debbie Wood, an intensive housing support worker with the Help Centre, she is not quite sure where he is. The last time she spoke with him, he was told he could not sleep in his car where he had parked. He had to move on. So, he decided to go deeper into hiding, where nobody would bother him.

Today’s show looks at the struggles of seniors. It looks at the growing number of homeless seniors in Northumberland County. Debbie Wood will tell us all about it. Close to half her caseload are seniors facing homelessness.

Originally aired: July 15, 2022

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