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Reject ageism in our community

What is ageism? It is discrimination against people on the grounds of age, specifically, discrimination against the elderly.

Older people become stereotyped, just as certain races are stereotyped as being “smarter,” “lazy,” or “more industrious.” And we all are aware of the stereotyping between men and women.

Taking aim at elder abuse

Last week, the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) raised the issue of elder abuse.

Clearly, the effects of physical abuse can be noticeable and repaired. More insidious, though, are the effects of psychological and/or emotional abuse, which can have long-term effects on the health of the victims.