(a) The newspaperman, the flower seller, the milkman, the sweeper, they are all privy to the chatting and sharing of news that the elderly find comforting.
(b) When we remove them from their homes, it is not only the family that they are being removed from but all those other people that they see every day and whose joys and woes become their own.
(c) In our system of living, the elderly at home has a circle of acquaintances and friends.
(d) The loneliness of the discarded elderly is manifold.
(e) When we forcibly remove people from surroundings they have been part of for decades we put an un-mendable tear in the fabric of their lives.