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Start Off the Year Right: Technology Tips for Seniors

By |2022-01-06T12:39:19-08:00January 19th, 2022|

There are stereotypes that seniors aren’t good with technology. But just because the aging generations didn’t have smartphones in their early years doesn’t mean that people can’t learn how to use technology. The truth is that many seniors are proactive about using technology, especially since the pandemic started in early 2020. As a result, people

How to Know If a Nursing Home Takes Claims of Abuse Seriously

By |2022-01-06T12:32:29-08:00January 12th, 2022|

Whether you’re trying to choose a nursing home for a family member or already have a loved one living in one, it’s critical to ensure that the place is proactive about monitoring and preventing abuse. Unfortunately, many types of abuse can occur in these environments, including emotional, physical, financial, sexual and neglect. Families hope that

When Holiday Visits Reveal Financial Misuse

By |2021-12-17T06:18:27-08:00December 17th, 2021|

Countless loving American families live far apart. That’s one more reason why the holidays are a special time for family gatherings. While the holidays typically conjure thoughts of celebrations, delicious food and gift giving, spending quality time with senior members can also be educational. Even alarming at times. Specifically, togetherness can reveal signs that older

Keep Financial Threats at Bay with Plenty of Holiday Play

By |2021-12-17T06:20:11-08:00December 9th, 2021|

Isolation and loneliness among seniors can set the stage for their becoming vulnerable to financial scams.  During the holidays, the tendency to become moody or depressed are often compounded. This further increases the chances of seniors falling prey to unscrupulous holiday scammers. All of us can help contribute to the mental and emotional health of

Watch Out for Fake Celebrity Scams Targeted toward Seniors

By |2021-11-12T07:18:52-08:00November 17th, 2021|

Celebrities are fun to follow in the news and on social media. It’s entertaining to read stories about celebrities’ families, their homes, and other details about their personal lives. So, it’s easy to see how someone can quickly become star-struck when they receive an unexpected message from their favorite actor, athlete, or musician. While it

Beware of Holiday Scammers– Red Flags to Watch For

By |2021-11-12T07:14:14-08:00November 10th, 2021|

The holiday season is one of the best times to spend time with family, friends, and neighbors.  However, as people prepare for gift exchanges and other festivities, the generous mindset of the season can open up opportunities for scammers. Senior scams have been around for years.  But the holiday season tends to be especially high

Tech Support Scams: What Not To Do

By |2021-10-12T15:59:33-07:00October 20th, 2021|

Everyday, people of all ages are connected via smartphones, tablets, and computers. While technology is a great resource, it can be frustrating when problems arise. Tech support is often required to resolve digital issues. Yet, for seniors, getting tech support can often turn perilous. Scammers know that families rely on tech support. They have embraced

Seniors: Beware of Telemarketing Scams

By |2021-10-12T15:54:37-07:00October 13th, 2021|

Telemarketing scams have been around for years. Yet, people continue to fall victim to them.  Often, scammers view older adults as ideal targets since they are low risk and typically have robust retirement savings. You can protect your loved ones by teaching them about phone, computer, and marketing scams. Sharing this information helps them implement

Tips for Managing Stress for Seniors During Turbulent Times

By |2021-09-07T21:37:25-07:00September 15th, 2021|

It may feel like everywhere you turn, you are met with upsetting updates. Whether it’s the news about Covid-19, an incoming hurricane, or concern about a family member, it seems you can’t escape from troubling stories. What tools can you implement to healthily process what you are hearing without letting it get you down? If

How to Recognize and Address Depression in the Aging

By |2021-09-07T21:32:42-07:00September 8th, 2021|

Depression in aging adults is prevalent. It often goes unnoticed. Sometimes it is due to elder abuse or neglect, wherein the caretaker is not paying attention to the signs and symptoms of depression. Other times, depression can creep up slowly. It is not always apparent unless you’re looking for signs. Here are some signs of

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