Putting an end to senior-on-senior bullying

By KBJR News 1

January 29, 2014 Updated Jan 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Bullying is not just confined to school hallways, but affects people of all ages...even senior citizens.

A presentation by Home Instead Senior care in Duluth highlighted how bullying has no age limits.

For faculty at St. Eligius Health Care center, they are making efforts to end senior–on–senior bullying.

"Excluding them from activities, so maybe someone new comes into the facility and those who have been there for a while exclude them from activities. They won't talk to them, won't eat lunch with them. Similar to what you would see in grade school or high school", Char Johnson, manager of Home Instead Senior Care said.

According to Home Instead Senior Care, it is estimated that only 10 to 20% of seniors have experienced some type of senior–on–senior bullying in an institutional setting.