news for people with disabilities

Healthy Living Tips During Senior Safety Day

On December 6 at Trinitas Core Building, experts in transportation, safety and nutrition were given the opportunity to help elderly people live a healthy life. Hosted by Lifelong Elizabeth, the discussion was created to increase the self-sufficiency and independence of seniors. Officers from the Traffic Division warned seniors to always pay attention when crossing the… Read More…

Travel Tips for Senior Citizens

According to research, travel is one of the activities that senior citizens get to enjoy right after their retirement. And while getting into action can be fun and exciting, elderly people should know that there are some pitfalls in travelling that they must avoid. Below are some tips. Get vaccinated before traveling. Make sure to… Read More…

How to Protect Seniors from Scams

More and more seniors are embracing technology these days. While using social media and email to stay touch with family and friends is all good, seniors should take extra precaution because they often become targets by scammers and fraudsters. To help your senior loved ones stay protected from these scams, here are some tips. –… Read More…

Protecting Our Elderly Loved Ones from Scams

Taking care of our elderly parents includes not only providing their needs but also making sure that they are protected from scams. From lottery scams to healthcare fraud, below are some tips that can help protect your parents from financial abuse. – Have your parents lock down their social media accounts. – Place your parents… Read More…

What You Need to Know About Financial Fraud

Among others, seniors are the most vulnerable to fraudsters and scammers. According to statistics, the number of elderly people who have been victims of financial fraud has increased significantly.  Below are some tips on how we can help our older loved ones from becoming victims of financial scam. – Put a hold on disbursement from… Read More…

Spending More Time Watching TV May Increase Risk of Alzheimer

According to a study conducted by the Northern California Institute for Research and Education, spending too many hours in front of a TV screen might raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers examined the relationship between sedentary lifestyles, cognitive performance and the risk of dementia. The study was found to have important implications… Read More…

Avoiding Senior Pressure and Scams

When individuals reach their senior years they need more care and attention as the may not be capable of the same things they used to be or as sharp as they were when they were younger. However, instead of looking out for them, some ruthless individuals take advantage of the elderly and lure them into… Read More…

How Scam Artists Go About Tricking the Elderly

Scams against the elderly come in a variety of shapes and forms — over the telephone, at the door, or through technology. Many of them would even play on an person’s emotions. Scam artists usually start by asking for seemingly harmless personal information. Once their victims have given their trust, and therefore the information that… Read More…

A Campaign to Reduce Falls Among Elderly

On June8, the DOH and Hawaii Prevention Consortium partnered with Foodland Supermarkets, Times Supermarkets, KTA Superstores, Kaiser Permanente, Walgreens Pharmacies and the Hawaii Community Pharmacy Association to sponsor the 2015 Senior Fall Prevention Campaign. This nation-wide program will aim to reduce fall-related injuries among senior citizens. For those family members with senior citizens at home,… Read More…

Aging Mastery Class for Seniors in Massachusetts

We’ve heard countless times that “it’s never too late to learn something new.” And this is definitely true, especially for some seniors from Massachusetts who can even say that it’s never too late to go to school. Several seniors graduated from an Aging Mastery Program last May 28 at the Concord Council on Aging. Classes were… Read More…