Call to stop elder abuse

THERE ARE STILL high levels of neglect, fraud and abuse towards the elderly in Barbados, says Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde.

And Father Vibert Stephens of St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral added that if the situation is not addressed soon, it could potentially spiral out of control.

After a special service on Sunday morning at the Jemmotts Lane, St Michael church to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the National Assistance Board, Forde said she was dissatisfied with the number of incidents of abuse towards the elderly, especially those who were taken advantage of by criminals.

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