15 June 2014
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
The World Health Organization describes elder abuse as a global social issue affecting the health and human rights of millions of people. It estimates up to six-percent of the elderly are abused at home, with many cases going unreported.
The U.N. predicts the number of people 60 years old and above will reach about 1.2-billion by 2025. That’s more than double the figure recorded in 1995. And as the global population ages, the U.N. said elder abuse is expected to rise.
“Elder abuse is a universal problem encountered in many countries – with little recourse at [the] national level where [the] government in some cases may not have specific policies to encounter and remedy where such abuse is taking place.”
He said there’s a wide range of abuse against the elderly.
“Physical, emotional, sexual, psychological abuses -- and in some cases discrimination and denial of rights for older persons -- thereby taking them as sub-persons in their own nations,” he said.
And the abuse can be violent.
Read more: http://www.voanews.com/content/elder-abuse-awareness-day-13jun14/1936148.html
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Lest we forget, aging has its downside
BY LEONARD PITTS JR.
The Miami HeraldJune 15, 2014
I can't remember.
I find myself saying that a lot lately as I creep toward the 30th commemoration of my 30th birthday.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Cases
BP099211, BP118616, BP122665, BP135381
2nd District Court of Appeal
ELDER ABUSE IS A CRIME!