PROTECT SENIORS FROM BULLYING

By Bob Katzen

Would set up a system for tracking complaints about bullying seniors in senior elderly public housing.

“The reason for filing this legislation was that elderly residents residing in public housing have spoken to the issue of being bullied and harassed and have become fearful when this occurs,” said sponsor Rep. Alan Silvia (D-Fall River). “Congregate living then becomes very difficult for these elderly or disabled [people] resulting in isolation. Shouldn’t we as a society do all that we can to protect a generation of individuals who have worked hard? They now have to live in public housing and when harassed or bullied have no voice or anyone who will listen when they feel most vulnerable. I feel if this goes to a study committee, chances are it will inevitably die.”

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