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Bullying

Nursing Homes, Senior Centers Find Bullying Has No Age Limit

The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty.

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Bullying of elderly, disabled subject of public housing bills

By Shira Schoenberg  BOSTON – When Jerry Halberstadt, a seven-year resident of a public housing building in Peabody, arrived in public housing, he said he was bullied by a manager and a group of residents. “It was do what we say, or we’ll get rid of you,” said Halberstadt, 79. Bills pending before the Legislature’s […]

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Bullying

Professionals address elder bullying

Elders throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion dollars or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation.

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Elder bullying by caregivers comes in many forms

By Doug Peck One of the hardest things to see is a senior being bullied and yet I see instances of it, to varying degrees, with increasing frequency. Bullying can be defined as harassment, maltreatment or even singling out. It usually doesn’t include any physical abuse or threats when directed towards seniors. When it is […]

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