National Velvet and National Tragedy

It’s easy to think that with the passing of the legendary Elizabeth Taylor that the last of Golden Era of movies has left us.  Not true.  Kirk Douglas just appeared at the Oscars and Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine are still feuding sisters.
           
Another star of the Golden Era and Elizabeth Taylor’s costar in National Velvet has also been in the news, but for reasons that boggled my mind.
Mickey Rooney recently made news in a sad way: He got a restraining order against a family member who was allegedly taking advantage of him, leading Rooney to another star turn: testifying before Congress this month on elder abuse.
(To read more on the congressional testimony, visit http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/elder-abuse/
Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation can happen to anyone.  Mickey Rooney is proof of this.  The victim can be perfectly competent and the last one we might expect to be a victim. 
EVERYONE in the State of Florida who suspects that an elder is subject to abuse, neglect or exploitation must report this.  The report is made by calling 1-800-96-ABUSE.
Click the links below for more information on Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation.
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