Posted: 27th May 2011 (0 comments)
Valuing life’s veterans
If I were to ask who were the most discriminated and neglected people in British society, I wonder what your answer would be? In fact, it is the elderly who are often overlooked and are pushed to the margins of society. Although many senior citizens are physically active, psychologically alert and enjoy fulfilled and happy lives, a large number struggle with loneliness, ill health and neglect. We are becoming a society that prefers not to bother with the elderly. However, it is not that long ago that they were honoured and respected. Why has this devaluation of the aged happened and what should we do about it?