Spare a thought

Central Leader - - OPINION -

As we rush around do­ing last­minute Christ­mas shop­ping and mak­ing hol­i­day plans for a well de­served break away spare a thought for the many el­derly mem­bers in our com­mu­nity.

Of­ten older folk are over­looked in our fran­tic daily lives.

So­cial iso­la­tion is an iden­ti­fied health risk, which can be eas­ily reme­died by paus­ing and en­gag­ing in friendly con­ver­sa­tion with some­one who may not have been able to speak to any­one else that day.

Re­cently I at­tended the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing of Avon­dale­based Age Con­cern.

The an­nual re­port in­cluded a ris­ing in­ci­dence of psy­cho­log­i­cal and fi­nan­cial abuse of our older

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