According to the federal government, bullying is defined with the following core elements: unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and repetition of behaviors or high likelihood of repetition. Bullying can happen in any number of places, contexts, or locations. Studies suggest that most senior-to- senior aggression in long term care settings is verbal abuse, and that men and women are equally likely to be the victim as well as the aggressor. However, with the range and seriousness of diagnoses of which residents are now being admitted into our facilities, we are seeing an increase in more aggressive bullying, and altercations between and among residents. So what do we do? In this session, Cat will discuss the typical traits of “bullies,” causal and risk factors, guidance in regard to developing a culture for a positive living environment, and recommendations for responding to incidents. This is an issue that we cannot ignore!