World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A video looking at how vulnerable people can fall victim to scammers (1 min 4 secs):
A video looking at how vulnerable people can be abused (1 min 24 secs)
A video looking at how people can be exploited financially (2 mins)
A prayer for this day
We pray for all who are elderly,
who lose confidence
in this fast moving world,
having to deal with changing circumstances
and waning health,
feeling frustation that they now have to rely on others
for their most basic needs,
when once they were independent and so very valued.
We pray for vigilance among all who come into contact with them
that any concerns will be addressed and shortcomings in care challenged.
We pray that elderly members of our commmunity will regain confidence:
through good and kind families,
that the medical professionals they encounter will encourage in them a sense of self worth and dignity,
that their wisdom gained over years will be valued!
We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN