Mickey Rooney speaks out to Congress about abuse of elderly

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  1. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    This is near and dear to my heart - the care of our elderly.

    I put this here instead of celebrity news b/c I don't feel this is about Mickey Rooney but rather that he is using his status to help a cause. It seems that his type of abuse may have been different than what many others go through, but I hope the attention he is bringing to the issue helps put more protections in place.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/41879042/ns/today-entertainment/

    bbm

     
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  3. Gozgals

    Gozgals New Member

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    Morning belimom,

    We do have another thread on this in the Celebrity section.
    I'm glad Mickey has gone before Congress about this issue. I read the
    first article and it is so sad how the stepson abused him. I mean he
    didn't give him food or medications either aside from taking his $.
    The elderly and the sick are vulnerable to mistreatment so it's good
    he is making a stand.

    Goz
     
  4. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    Interesting - I didn't look there but when I typed in the title, it didn't pull it up (you know how it pulls up similar threads?). Anyway, my apologies!

    (I think by putting it in Celebrity News, it becomes about Mickey Rooney and not about the elderly - and his role in bringing attention to the matter, kwim?)
     

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