Wednesday, 18 June 2014

World Elder Abuse Awareness

      Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health,welfare and human rights of millions of older people.

Around the world, older people are being subjected to psychological, financial and physical abuse. Unfortunately prejudicial attitudes contribute to the problem. We all need to re-examine our attitudes towards 'Aging' and the status and role of older persons. Governments can help by enacting legislation to protect the abused and prosecute the abusers. We owe it to older persons and societies around the world to fight ageism in all its forms and enhance the dignity and human rights of older persons everywhere.
     Bullying and maltreatment of older persons can lead to serious physical injuries and long term psychological consequences and it is now considered one of the most serious and important human rights issues.
      In Australia to report elder abuse phone 1800 052 222 or telephone your local Police Station.. Or if it is a life threatening situation call 000.

      And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years..

            Vest.... Back soon.

7 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

It is sad how much a part of our society abuse is. Of the weak, of the young, of the old. Of those who need (and deserve) our support most.

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Vest said...

E C: although my wife and I are safe and secure, we share a joint privilege looking after other people we know who are in need. thankyou for calling.

Vest said...

Anon believer. Your big 'A' has enough problems controlling his own worldwide mob of squabbling believers, get your head examined.

River said...

I remember being a checkout operator and treating all my elderly customers with patience and respect. They repaid me by always looking for me and lining up at whichever checkout I was on that day, even if the boss wanted to move them on to a faster line, they chose to stay and wait for me.
I think those that abuse the elderly should remember that they too will one day be elderly and how would they feel about someone doing to them what they are doing now.

Vest said...

River: Thankyou for your comment here is one for you.

GOODBYE MOM

A young man shopping in a supermarket noticed a little old lady following him around. If he stopped, she stopped. Furthermore she kept staring at him.
She finally overtook him at the checkout, and she turned to him and said, "I hope I haven't made you feel ill at ease; it's just that you lookso much like my late son."

He answered, "That's okay."

She then said, "I know it's silly, but if you'd call out 'Good bye, Mom' as I leave the store, it would make me feel so happy."

She then went through the checkout, and as she was on her way out of the store, the man called out, "Goodbye, Mom."

The little old lady waved and smiled back at him..

Pleased that he had brought a little sunshine into someone's day, he went to pay for his groceries.


"That comes to $121.85," said the clerk..

"How come so much? I only bought 5 items."

The clerk replied, "Yeah, but your Mother said you'd be paying for her things, too."



River said...

Wow! That started out sweet and ended up cheeky. That cunning old woman!

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