It is hard to imagine that special attention has to be called to an issue such as “Elder Abuse.” It is difficult to realize that some people are guilty of taking out anger and hostility toward an older person. Or, for that matter, a younger one, a pet, a spouse, a child bullied on the playground, ad nauseum. And, it is unfathomable to realize that such appeals must be raised in order to set boundaries around such behavior. But, so it is.
This is one of those months when shining the spotlight on horrific acts of malice of one toward another is emphasized. It is one of those occasions when, it seems, persons who claim to be civilized need to be jerked up into the reality of what abusive words and acts and behaviors and insensitivities toward others can do.