I love this message from the Alliance For Aging (Department of Elder Affairs)--

Although popular culture is not openly aware about this, older adults are generally wiser than most people.  The wisdom of older people is sometimes not obvious, but when we get the opportunity to run something by them, we generally learn something essential.  People in their seventies, eighties and older have lived through some of the most important historical events that others can only imagine, not to mention growing older, illnesses and personal losses. Most have not only survived a very long time, they have prospered and contributed vastly to all of humanity, through their intelligence, caring and their love.  During the holiday season, be it Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanza, and regardless of where you live, be kind to older adults.  Play it forward.

Thank you Alina Becker, Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator, for sharing this important message to me. You can click here to learn more by visiting their website. 

 

 

Prevent Elder Abuse, Show you care! If you suspect abuse, please report it to:

1(800)96-ABUSE (22873)

 

 

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