News for People with Disabilities

Mother Concerned about Disabled Son’s Safety on the School Bus

A mom from East Texas has expressed deep concern about her disabled son’s safety on the Colmesneil ISD bus. Her 15-year-old disabled son is the first wheelchair bound student in the school district. The school bus has no air conditioner and her son is very sensitive to heat. For two years, Lori Kibodeaux has been… Read More…

Senior Citizen Housing Taxes Face Possible Discontinuation

Redevelopment plans for Gates Circle has been giving government and other local officials a headache. They have been trying to determine whether it is righteous to provide senior citizen homes with tax exemptions. TM Montante Development spearheads this project, with a budget amounting to $63 million. Twenty eight million ($28 million) is allocated for the… Read More…

How Can We Protect Our Elderly Loved Ones from the Feeling of Neglect?

The feeling of neglect can be extremely traumatic for senior citizens. As people age, we may feel less needed by our younger loved ones and this emotional condition may lead to worse cases such as depression and the instinct to recoil from society. In order to preserve our elderly loved ones’ well-being, we have to… Read More…

Paralyzed Brothers Recovered and Now Certified Mentors

Two brothers living at Sturgeon Bay have undergone two separate accidents that caused them paralysis. The older one, Eric Murrock, 29 years old, suffered spinal injuries after diving from a boat into very shallow water last July 3, 2010. His younger brother, Brian, 26, suffered from a motocross accident a little over a year after,… Read More…

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…

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…

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…

Senior Nutrition Program About to End in Washtenaw County

When the Federal Government began its closure operation, some of the programs in Washtenaw County have been shutdown. The closedown affected many federal programs such as Senior citizen and housing programs. Andrea Plevek, Human Services Manager for the Washtenaw County Community and Economic Development office, said the county, which receives a grant to fund its… Read More…

Scams Target Senior Citizens

Today, anyone can be a target of financial scam. Scam artists will knock at your door to offer or sell anything. Due to the nature of aging, senior citizen is again the main target of scams. Scott Morrison,the owner of BrightStar Care, provides medical and non-medical care to people in their homes. He called this… Read More…