At 61 years old, Raymond is trying to stay spry – and positive.
“I’ve got arthritis in both my knees,” he said. “But I try to work out when I can.”
After facing homelessness, Raymond recently moved into his own place – with a small gym in the complex.
He last worked in 2021, at a maintenance job in Jersey City, New Jersey. But because of his knees, he’s now on disability. And needs a little extra help with food.
“I get $96 per month in SNAP benefits,” he said. “And that helps.”
“I get fresh produce, chicken, fish and a lot more,” he said. “It helps to fill the gaps.”