Don’t patronize the elderly

They are neither useless nor stupid

To the Expositor:

Older people are neither useless nor stupid—please don’t make them feel that way.

They have a lot of knowledge they would love to share, so try listening instead of talking.

Don’t treat them like five-year-olds, they don’t like to be patronized.

Allow them to be themselves and do what they feel they can do.

Charlie Pratt