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Scammers, the revised COVID-19 Edition!

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and panic, a different sort of infestation thrives. And it is not the kind that lives off your blood or glucose — this kind of pest is attracted to goodwill and trust and wants your social security number along with your mother’s maiden name, ideally. We are talking scammers, the COVID-19... Read more

Who You Gonna Call?

Greetings one and all… Over the past few weeks, I have once again been reminded of the human need and desire for meaningful relationships. Whether reading a book, chatting with friends, or presenting programs, I hear the message loud and clear—“We need each other in the good times and the bad.” So, who you gonna... Read more

Terminate Robocall From Your Life

“Do not hang up, this is an urgent call.” How many times have you have heard some version of this phone greeting in the last year alone? More importantly, how many of those came in a pre-recorded, robocall? In recent years, robocalls –those pre-recorded messages delivered by a computerized auto-dialer – have been front and... Read more

The Senior Smuggling Scam

Beware of free vacations, unless you’re prepared for the possibility of an extended stay in a Peruvian prison for unintentionally smuggling 14.5 pounds of cocaine hidden in children’s Bibles. Though it sounds like something out of a film (like Clint Eastwood’s The Mule), it actually happened to two elderly British men last August. It’s one... Read more

What are the Signs of Cognitive Impairment?

As people age, they may start presenting certain physical and mental limitations and impairments. And the more apparent the limitations, the more likely they’re noticed and addressed –e.g., mobility issues can be solved with a walker, wheelchair, or mobility scooter; hearing and seeing issues are treated using hearing aids and eyeglasses. But there’s a kind... Read more

When Should You Stop Driving?

Aging is a swinging door. If in comes strength, stamina, memories and insight then out goes strength, stamina, memories and eyesight. While these changes cannot be stopped, they can and often are ignored when it comes to everyday activities such as driving. In 2016 alone over four thousand elderly drivers died in fatal car crashes,... Read more

Have you heard about the Grandparent Scam?

There is a scam out there that has stolen over 42 million dollars in the last year alone! Have you heard about the grandparent... Read more

Counterfeit Crisis

Counterfeit prescription drugs present as one of the most potent dangers facing elderly Americans. Read on for tips on how to avoid... Read more

What does it mean to be Frail?

What does frailty feel like? Read to see how an exercise in empathy — or a walk in their Dr. Scholl’s — can show a person what it feels to be... Read more

Sun, Fun, and Dehydration

Summer is here, and while we’re having fun in the sun, all the sweating could become a big problem, particularly for the elderly, due to... Read more
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