I am not aware of all the laws and rights concerned with senior citizens, but I can understand that senior citizens do have equal rights to live peacefully and respectfully in the society. The next generation must realize that their parents have done their part to make their children able, and now they owe to take care of their parents and their requirements. In fact, ensuring the social value and rights of senior citizens is not limited to taking care of our own elderly family members. But, that should be where it should all get started.
Wherever the senior citizens are not getting their rights and being disregarded by the society, a big reason to it is that their own family had disregarded them in past. I know a few people in the area where I reside, and I have seen pedestrians shouting and making jokes on a senior citizen. It is evident that the families of these elderly people can be blamed for this issue. Their own grandsons mock them and their sons do not say a word against the same. Over the time, their own families have contributed in the downgrade of elders' social value.
Also, in the public transport, many buses do not have reserved seats for senior citizens and the buses that have it, is not followed by the conductors and passengers. It should not be something to be asked for... and senior citizens should be given the seats to sit while they travel. But in harsh reality is that even their reserved seats are occupied by young, energetic individuals who are rarely ready to offer their seats to old people and females.
One and all senior citizens deserve special treatment, due respect and care within and outside their families. As I said, it must start with our own homes. If people cannot value senior citizens within their own families, they may not be able to respect seniors outside as well.
"Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth"