Posts from October, 2013

5 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Scams

Nowadays, many people have access to the internet, especially the elderly. Sometimes we receive e-mails saying that we’ve won a jackpot prize in a contest that we didn’t even join, and receive phone calls from people with “too-good-to-be-true” offers. These schemes are internet criminals’ new ways of stealing account and password details from their prospect… Read More…

Fraud Watch Network Can Protect Senior Citizens from Scams

The elderly population continues to grow and more scammers are finding ways to target senior citizens, like what happened to the 81-year-old Burien resident Faye Schwartz who has been hit by credit card scammers multiple times in the past decade. The AARP Washington and law-enforcement agencies are teaming up to fight back scammers who target… Read More…

Driving Safety Course for Seniors

The road can be pretty dangerous for senior citizens. Even if they say that they’ve been driving for years, much has changed since and many of those changes are not exactly in their favor, especially nowadays, when they have to share the road with some vicious and careless drivers. If you’re a senior who wishes… Read More…

Caring for a Senior with Arthritis

It is very impractical for many seniors citizens suffering chronic illnesses to be living alone – their best option is to have somebody take care of them, whether a family member or a hired caregiver. However, for the caregiver, the task can still be really challenging, especially without the proper help and advice needed. If… Read More…

Internet Diverts Depression for Seniors

A recent study shows that more and more senior citizens are learning to use the internet to battle depression. The internet serves as a helpful tool for older adults to connect with their families and friends through various social networking sites and applications, such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype. It reportedly reduces depression by 20… Read More…

Identify a Scam When You Encounter One

A con artist is more likely to choose a senior citizen as his victim compared to a younger adult thinking that the former is more trusting and less informed on this modus. Therefore, it should be every family and community’s responsibility to educate their seniors on this matter to prevent others from taking advantage of… Read More…

Gadgets to Keep Seniors Safe

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to senior care is ensuring that they stay safe while inside their homes. There has been a lot of things tried in the past to make sure of this. The latest technology is in fact being utilized just to ensure the safety of the elderly. There are… Read More…

Safety Inspection for Senior Homes

Officers from Burlington County Sheriff’s Department are out to help seniors stay safe and secure inside their homes. Specialists go out and conduct home inspections to make sure that the homes of seniors will pass the standards set for home safety and security. Even in quiet neighborhoods, this can bring piece of mind. The team… Read More…

Seminar on Scam Prevention Held for Seniors

A seminar in Pennsylvania was conducted by a representative from the Attorney General’s office to educate senior citizens on how they can avoid falling victims to Internet and door-to-door scams and other forms of financial fraud. Experiences were shared by people who have been scammed and tips and safety measures were also given to prevent… Read More…

Necessary Home Adjustments for Seniors

As people age, the physical appearance of their homes become less important. That being said, attention is given to home adjustments in order to turn their houses into comfortable and safe venues for the performance of their daily activities. The importance of a home that is especially modified for seniors is further stressed for older… Read More…