Narrative Essay On Senior Abuse

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Seniors: Protect Yourself As a senior, I am likely to be vulnerable to senior abuse. Senior abuse is a term given to the act of committing harm or distress towards seniors. An abuser can be a spouse, partner, relative, friend, neighbor, or any other individual. Investigations on the preying on seniors has nearly doubled in the past five years—jumping from about 5,200 in 2005 to nearly 10,000 in 2010. I remember a time that my mother, who was a senior, talking to someone on her phone. Abruptly, she hung up it up. I asked her what happened and she said that the person on the other line wanted her social security number. She felt that she was being scammed. This was not the first time I had seen her experience such an incident. Seniors need to be cautious and protect themselves from predators. If…show more content…
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