What does social bullying look like among older adults? Not so different than among adolescents, with the exception of cyber bullying. Most common are gossiping and spreading rumors about another elder, making critical comments within the victim’s hearing, or comments such as, “You can’t sit here. I’m saving the seat for a friend.”
This type of behavior occurs in senior centers, in senior living communities, and wherever groups of seniors gather.
Since I last blogged about this topic more than two years ago, JF&CS has been busy seeking effective interventions to make a difference in the lives of older adults.
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