Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Many Elderly Feel Unsafe

Research carried out by Unie KBO, an organization of the elderly, concludes that among elderly people, there is great fear of becoming victims of a robbery, burglary or swindle.  It turns out that 28% of the elderly are afraid of a fire in their home, 27% are worried about robberies or burglaries.  The same percentage is worried being cheated. Surprisingly enough, people are less worried about falling, even though 2,500 Dutch elderly die after a fall.  Arno Hetzel, spokesman of the Unie KBO, says that the elderly in the Netherlands feel themselves to be increasingly less safe. 

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