Getting obscene gestures from bus drivers tops the list of complaints by seniors who take public transportation, according to the Consejo Nacional de la Persona Adulta Mayor (CONAPAM).
Seniors get a discount on all public buses and routes. Some bus drivers don’t like it and make it clear to the elderly, some with just a bad look, but others go the extra punch.
Abadonment and neglect, are also on the list of complaints of abuse of seniors.
Saturday, many communities across the country celebrated the day against abuse and neglect of senior citizens. The aim was to raise awareness and propose actions to stop this social problem.
Amid the activities, signatures were collected in the Heredia central park.
The CONAPRAM says that from January to May this year it has received 484 complains of violence against senior citizens.