The blight of poverty (in the US) for the elderly is becoming a much to common (almost epidemic) occurrence ... The woman
( Glorious Life On Wheels ) who's making these videos seems to have great empathy and compassion in these regards, (especially for those living in cars/trucks etc...).
Van Life? 78 Year Old Couple Forced To Move Into Truck??
Aug 19, 202178 year old couple.being forced to consider moving into a truck? Is this what this country is coming to? Can we nit treat our elders and veterns better than this? As housing costs continue to rapidly increase, many seniors living on social security and fixed incomes are being forced to live in vehicles. Senior nomads are becoming more and more common. Seniors may represent the largest demographic of the new homeless. It is one thing to become a nomad or part of vanlife by choice out of a desire to travel and explore the country. It is quite another to be suddenly thrust into it with little to no preparation.
In this video I interview a 78 year old gentleman who may soon be living in the back of his 35 year old pickup truck with his 78 year old wife. Their move will not be part of a dream being filled, but rather a nightmare that could not be averted. I believe this story represents the tip of the iceberg of what is about to happen when the current eviction moratoriums are lifted. What do you think? Let me know your thoughts about this crisis by leaving a comment after you watch the video. And, don't forget to hit that like button Glowbies. Take care and God bless.
A followup video ...
Van Life: 78 YR OLD Nomad Now Living in His SUV
Nov 18, 2021
There was a tremendous outpouring of support for Hank and even some offers of shelter from folks in other states. However, other options seemed to open up to allow Hank to become involved in a shared housing aituation so he wouldn't have to move into his truck.
Well, Hank's story has had more twists and turns than a pretzel and he is now living in a vehicle after all, a Ford Escape SUV. Recently Debbie from Lady Debbie S Vanlife channel and myself were able to make some window covers for Hank, and Tim and I are going to try to help Hank organize his SUV to make it more comfortable for winter. In this video Hank provides an update on his situation. I will continue to provide updates on Hank's situation and as we get Hank's SUV organized and ready for winter. Perhaps some of you living a.mobile life will get some ideas for your own vehicles.
Last edited by giovonni, 3rd January 2022 at 23:24.
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