Care, respect and concern needed for our elderly

Care, respect and concern needed for our elderly

Care, respect and concern needed for our elderly

First published in Readers' letters

SIR – TRADING standards warn over rogue roofers targeting the elderly, yet again another warning of substandard work that can cost thousands (T&A, September 1).

Our community has many vulnerable elderly that need society’s care and concern and respect. Many of our elderly have had their lives turned upside down through strokes, disabilities, Alzheimer’s and have had to fight every day of their lives to get some level of normality back in.

It seems again and again we have warnings to the elderly to be on guard, but what about those that can’t fend for themselves?

It is isolation that poses the greatest risk of exploitation.

To the T&A’s family of readers, can we get to know our elderly? And if our elderly is fit enough then get to know our young neighbours? That way maybe we can close the gap on the so-called vulnerable members of our society.

Suzanne Kirk, Ashmount, Bradford

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