A South Island Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Advisory Panel – with precisely no power to stop the problem.

Mufti Menk on Twitter: "Remember to smile while you still have teeth. But  the most sincere of smiles are surely from those without teeth.  http://t.co/I5ZSnbz8Yj"

A Multidisciplinary Elder Abuse Advisory Panel based in Otago includes police, lawyers, Work and Income, the Southern District Health Board, Age Concern Otago and a residential care facility representative.

Yet, the combined “might” of these agencies to take action against financial grooming and abuse of the elderly counts for nothing – they are toothless.


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