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Rising Cost of Living Hits Senior Citizens Hardest March 6, 2009

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David Dollens, 66, lives in Paquin Towers in Columbia. He says many of the seniors at the complex struggle to meet basic needs, like food and health care.

David Dollens, 66, lives in Paquin Towers in Columbia. He says many of the seniors at the complex struggle to meet basic needs, like food and health care.

Business Beat 02/25/09

As health care costs and living expenses continue to rise, senior citizens and those organizations attempting to help them are among the hardest hit. In the second of a two-part report Shane Hoffman and Courtney Flatt find each day brings new challenges for seniors. Also, UM President Forsee hosted a town-hall forum on Friday in Columbia to answer questions about how the University of Missouri will stay afloat during the crisis. Columbia’s Eric Durban caught up with Forsee and MU Chancellor Brady Deaton to find out how the needs of the University will be met during this recession.