Hunger among senior citizens continues to rise
When 88-year-old Miriam Boss fell face-first in her home late last year, she was rushed, frightened and alone, to the Aria Health hospital in Torresdale, near her condo. She told the doctors tending to her bruised forehead she had been feeling faint lately, and had fallen several times before, though the reason was a mystery to her.
Miriam Boss, 88, at home with a portrait of herself as a girl. She realized that her fainting and falling spells were related to not having enough food and recently started receiving food stamps. “I hadn’t realized that I wasn’t eating enough,” she said. MICHAEL S. WIRTZ / Staff Photographer
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