We had another great afternoon in the “An Saol Café” today in Odin’s Wood. Nice, relaxed, social, different. – Next week, we’ll have some nice music again, with hopefully more families and friends joining us – can’t wait. Please come and join us, and: spread the word.

I picked up a brochure in Odin’t Wood today.

Read on. Imagine. And just substitute “Elder” with “sABI Survivor”…

There’s no excuse for sABI Survivor Abuse

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sABI Survivor Abuse is defined as a “single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is anexpectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an sABI survivor or violates their human and civil rights.

In the following paragraph, I substituted ‘ageism’ and ‘age’ with “discrimination against sABI survivors”.

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Discrimination against sABI survivors, is the stereotyping of and discrimination against, individuals or groups because of their sABI.

Such discriminatory attitudes can convey the message that sABI survivors are of less value than other citizens. This message is reflected in the ways that people think and speak about sABI survivors and act towards them. As an sABI survivor you may come to see yourself as others see you, and this can diminish your confidence and limit your potential as a person and a citizen.

All that makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?

Only that the HSE hasn’t prepared a brochure entitled “There’s No Excuse for sABI Survivor Abuse” – yet.