Ginny Kahr, 70, is burdened with troubles she couldn’t foresee.

Never did she think she’d be living alone on $1,200 a month in federally subsidized housing in Lansdale’s Schwenckfeld Manor. And she couldn’t have imagined that a balky knee would hamper her so profoundly that she’d be unable to shop, forced to endure three weeks of eating nothing but peanut butter and bread.