The health and well-being of people who are elderly should be one of our highest priorities and concerns. We have them to thank for many contributions that have bettered our lives. Older persons deserve honor and respect, not abuse. Reaching old age should be a time to treasure grandchildren and reminisce about the past. Unfortunately, many of our elders reach their so-called golden years abused and alone. People do not like to talk about this shameful secret. Many elderly are taken advantage of by the people who are supposed to care for them.