Veteran Star Helps Shine Light On Elder Abuse

Source: 
NPR.org
Published: 
03/08/2011

Actor Mickey Rooney entertained America for decades both on television and stage. But his latest appearance could be his most important. The 90-year-old actor recently testified before Congress that he had been abused by a family member. In Tell Me More's weekly parenting conversation, the moms take on the problem of elder abuse and how to deal with it. Weighing in on the discussion are geriatric care expert Marion Somers, Meryl Gordon, author of the book Mrs. Astor Regrets on New York socialite and elder abuse victim, Brooke Astor, and regular Moms contributor Leslie Morgan Steiner.

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http://www.npr.org/2011/03/08/134363396/Veteran-Star-Helps-Shine-Light-On-Elder-Abuse

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