Homeless at 75


Interesting article about Gywn Rees, experiencing homelessness at age 75 in Greater Victoria

The morning chill is lingering in the downtown park as 75-year-old Gwyn Rees carefully balances a cup of coffee on his walker and accepts a cheese sandwich and doughnut to help sop up the sherry he will sip for the rest of the day. “I’m living outside on the streets and, even though it’s summertime, it’s damp and cold,” says Rees, pulling his woollen hat farther over his brow.

Read the article: Homeless at 75: As Victoria’s population ages, more people are caught in the cracks

Source: Times Colonist

Author: Judy Lavioe

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