August 27, 2019
Two St. John’s women are organizing seniors to fight poverty among their ranks.
The two Marys — Mary Martin and Mary Moylan — are launching the Support Our Seniors on (SOS) Thursday.
Both live in the same building and said Martin, they both are divorced and raised children and don’t have a public sector pension.
About a year ago, they met through a mutual friend and began comparing circumstances over coffee.
“We’re in our 70s and still struggling to make ends meet,” Martin said.
They started looking at stats and discovered across Canada there’s a common problem of single senior women living below the poverty line.