Friday, February 22, 2008

Senator Schumer Calls Elder Abuse "Scourge"

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -By TOM WROBLESKI - As baby boomers age and become ever more vulnerable to the scourge of elder abuse, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer called yesterday for stricter federal penalties for those who physically harm or financially take advantage of senior citizens on Staten Island and across the country.

"That's a despicable act," Schumer said. "We have to have much more severe penalties."

Schumer called on Congress to pass the Elder Justice Act to help combat the problem.


Contact Senator Charles Shumer NY here=>> and urge him to add more protective measures. Legislators are under immense pressure from the many long-term care lobbyists who swarm their offices. Your support will give him the needed courage to do the right thing.

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