I covered a presentation about our local Crime Victims Services Agency today. It provides court advocacy, counseling, life skill training, and a host of other services. One area that is on the rise is elder abuse, neglect, and so on. To respond to this, they have a “Guardian Program” that connects area volunteers, one-on-one, with an elder person in need. These volunteers advise the senior citizen in regard to housing options, medical options, recreation activity outlets… and more. That is, they also reach out as “friends,” taking the person to, say, dinner, or to a movie, or… The woman running this program said during the presentation today that volunteers are often amazed with how “lonely” some of these senior citizens are. Our platform looks at Social Security as not just a “fund,” but in a multi-dimensional way that would help these seniors feel much more “socially secure” in general in our society. Note: The 4th Commandment is: “Honor your mother and your father.” What’s the bet that you’re carrying out the spirit of this thing if you extend this even further and become a “guardian” to someone else’s mother or father?