A new documentary, An Age for Justice, Confronting Elder Abuse in America
Vicki Bastion, 92, became a prisoner in her own home. After her grandson moved in with her, he started allowing drug dealing, sex work, and other gang activity to take place in her home. Fearing for her safety but conflicted about confronting her grandson, Vicki resorted to installing an iron security gate on her bedroom door to protect herself and her few belongings. Unfortunately, Vicki’s story is not unique.
Every year, millions of older Americans suffer in silence from abuse. And what many of us don’t realize is that no older American is safe as elder abuse cuts across racial, religious, ethnic, cultural, geographic, gender and socio-economic lines. To bring attention to this hidden issue, Elder Justice Now uses the power of video and the Internet to put a human face on elder abuse.
After viewing this video, we hope you will want to TAKE ACTION to bring an end to what one interviewee calls “a dark mark on our humanity.” Click on the video to watch An Age for Justice. Scroll down and pick a state to watch any of the 100 Stories. And TAKE ACTION here.
An Age for Justice, Confronting Elder Abuse in America
To further draw national attention to the abuse that happens behind closed doors in every community in America and support the passage of the Elder Justice Act, over 100 elder abuse survivors and people who care about elders spoke out. Click below to hear the story of one survivor who talks about how difficult it is to deal with when your son is the abuser. Then click on a state below to hear stories from people across the nation.
Elder abuse is a silent crisis that effects every community in America. Each year an estimated 5 million of America’s elders are beaten, ignored or financially exploited. Urge Congress to take action.
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