Is there a method of beginning a new forum here? I have had problems communicating with some of the younger posters here at MedHelp. I'm wondering if the concerns of abandoned and abused elderly people shouldn't have their own forum. It is possible, I'm not saying that this is the reason I've encountered some push back from younger posters, but is it possible that some of these folks are dealing with their own aging parent issues and can't bring an open mind to this part of the discussion? I think it's possible. I think it's also possible that some of these people need to phone their aging parent and can't bring themselves to it. Geez!!! I've been studying the statistics, too; and it's interesting how white the aging abandoned population is. Latin families are stronger, African American families are stronger, Asian families really embrace the notion of "Filial Piety" which is sometimes absolutely onerous for them. Christian culture has historically taught the honoring of one's parents. It's a commandment, right? But in Taoist or Confucian philosophy it is required and unquestioned. So what's going on here culturally? How can society and families deal with the aging of the population when families are denying responsibility en masse and throwing their moms and dads on the tender mercies of social services? I think it's worth discussing. I'm not by any means the only person I know who is being, in one manner or another, marginalized by their families, but every one of us is Caucasian. So, I repeat, what's going on here culturally?