For one of our Miss Teen Canada – World blog assignments, we had to record a “Look Good, Do Good, Feel Good” video. For this challenge, we had to dress up and look our best, do something good for somebody, and feel good about it. I decided to visit a man who lives in the senior’s residence that I regularly volunteer with, a 94 year old war veteran that fought in the Korean war.
During the visit, I sat down to have a nice chat with him and also walked him to lunch. He was very happy that I came to visit him, and he also really enjoys making lots of jokes. I thought that a visit to him might be nice to let him know that I care about him, and that what he has done for America (he was in the U. S. Air Force) will not be forgotten.
I chose to do this for my Look Good Do Good Feel Good video because I have chosen my platform to be elder abuse. This issue has only become very recognized recently, and it is something that truly bothers me. Our senior citizens have already dedicated their lives to try and make the world a better place for us, and for people to call them names, hit them, and steal their money when they have no means of defence is completely unacceptable. It would be unacceptable no matter who people were abusing, but the fact that these seniors have done so much for today’s society just makes it that much worse.
I always say this, but if you know any senior (or anyone for that matter) who is being abused, please contact someone and try to stop the abuse. No one should have to live like that.