Survey finds majority of elderly harassed by family members

Updated: Jun 13 2023 6:24PM

New Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) More than two-thirds of the 5,000 elderly people who took part in a survey conducted by an NGO said they face harassment, humiliation and mistreatment at the hands of their family members including children.

The survey was conducted during the first week of June through Agewell Foundation’s nationwide network of volunteers, and the report was released on Tuesday, two days ahead of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15.

Agewell Foundation said they surveyed 5,000 older people on the status of elder abuse and awareness about their rights in India.