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One senior spoke about the anxiety she feels not having a family doctor after losing four in the past eight years.

Another, the president of the local seniors centre, asked what she should tell a woman in her 80s crying on the phone because she’s got nowhere to live and is reduced to the indignity of couch-surfing with friends after a lifetime of paying taxes.

The scarcity of physicians and homelessness were just two of the issues that surfaced at a town hall meeting in Campbell River, B.C., on Wednesday with provincial Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie.

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