World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Did you know? World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15. This special awareness day was launched on June 15, 2006, by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. Its purpose? To provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of […]

Protect Yourself from Financial Exploitation

Scammers are becoming increasingly more likely to financially exploit older Americans. USA Today suggests a few things you can do to prevent senior financial exploitation scams: When making any type of financial decision, the best way to protect yourself is to ask lots of questions — both of the person offering the investment and of yourself. Don’t […]

Where the “Heart” Is

When someone pulls at your heartstrings, it’s usually a good thing. But scammers are taking it to an entirely new level. Be on the lookout for heartstring scams, in which scammers target a piece of you that isn’t tangible… your compassion and good nature. Here are a few heartstring scams you should watch for, via […]

Older Americans Month: Adding Life to Your Years

As you know, May is Older Americans Month. The Administration on Aging has created a website exclusively for seniors to get tips on topics ranging from finances to civic engagement, and wants to educate you on the importance of your health. The organization says that more Americans are developing chronic illnesses (though chronic illness is […]