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Letter: Rising grocery prices have seniors struggling to survive

How can we stay healthy when produce and prescriptions cost so much?
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The rising cost of groceries — and everything else — has seniors struggling to survive, this letter writer says.

Editor:

Rising prices have greatly affected our "normal" life.

Groceries, cleaning supplies and toiletries are needed to live a safe and healthy life. Unfortunately, the food with the most nutrients — fruit, veg, fish — have very high prices, and this is what we need to stay healthy.

Seniors such as ourselves also require regular prescriptions to contain and curtail illnesses. In a few cases these are required to live. In addition, property taxes and condo insurance are at all-time highs. These make it very difficult to survive on limited pensions, with few senior benefits, after working for years to contribute to the Canadian economy/community.

Kim Caster

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