City health, poverty

Manchester resident Vivian Robles, 57, whose monthly income is about $770 in disability payments, makes her monthly visit to the New Horizon food pantry. Poverty is one of the biggest factors in the overall health of the city, health officials said.

I’m old enough that I’m supposed to get physicals more often. I hate them.

I get probed and asked intrusive questions. I can no longer deny those creaky joints and funny spots on my skin.

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City health, reading

Aiden and Isabella Albano have their books checked out at the Manchester City Library. City school reading scores are abysmal, which is a strong determinant of future health.

City health elderly

Yvonne Cote plays bingo at the Manchester Senior Center. City officials say the elderly are a growing proportion of the city’s population.