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Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

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Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

More old people

It's ominous.

I'm not talking about meteors streaking across the Russian sky.

The numbers of homeless seniors at Nightwatch is creeping upward. Two years ago, 12% of those we served were aged 55 and up.

In 2012, nearly 17% of the people we served were 55+. 

Compare the public costs of nursing home care vs. homeless shelter sometime, and get back to me, will you?


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