I’m happy that I’m here, he says on his second day at The Madison.
I didn’t know where I was
going to retire.
At 67, Gordon was in a bind when he could no longer work.
Although he grew up in Winnipeg, he never really paid into a pension fund.
I spent more than 20 years living in California, he says.
I always got by painting and drywalling,
until I came back to Winnipeg
when my mom passed away.
Back in his hometown, Gordon took care of his aging dad while doing odd jobs here and there.
After his dad passed away as well, Gordon was left without family. With no money to go back to California, he kept working temporary jobs here.
When Gordon’s physical health started deteriorating, he got worried.
When I work I can take care of myself. But if I can’t work anymore, I can’t put food on my table.
Ending up at Siloam Mission, Gordon quickly applied at The Madison.
I’m new here, but I can already tell you I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving with my new family here.
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