Flash Mob Shines Light on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
A group of senior citizens took a page out of their social-media-savvy grandchildren’s book with a choreographed “flash mob” they recently performed in a Boston supermarket to to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Close to 30 senior citizens, and some service staff members, from the Ethos’ AgeWell West Roxbury program choreographed and planned the flash mob, which consisted of a sing-and-dance routine to The Beatles’ classic “When I’m Sixty-Four.”
After practicing the routine beforehand, the “flash mob” went down on June 15, which has been designated World Abuse Awareness Day, at a Roche Bros. supermarket in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.
Watch video of the flash mob here.
Ethos, which is an organization that aids elderly people who have some type of disability, reported that more than 7,000 cases of suspected elder abuse were reported between 2008 and 2012 in Boston alone, Boston.com reported.
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