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“Solidarity is Ageless” campaign identifies 400 seniors “at risk”

The annual “Solidarity is Ageless” campaign run by trained police officers has identified another 400 seniors at social risk, with almost 300 being referred to social support institutions. The latest report on this initiative describes the various risk factors noted as ‘autonomy’ (meaning lack of it), ‘serious medical conditions requiring immediate medical follow-up’, ‘degrading living conditions’, ‘lack of contact networks’, ‘suspected criminal victimisation’ and ‘economic and financial insufficiency’. As reports explain, this campaign is designed to help people who “lack an active and supportive family or neighbourhood circle” – something that in the past was a rare predicament but which has sadly become much more prevalent in changing times.