Imposter Scams: Who are they, really?

Guest post by SafeSeniors Imposter scammers lie about who they are in order to trick you into giving them money or to provide them with sensitive information. Here are some common scams, what to watch for, and what to do. Romance Scams The imposter will pretend to be interested in you romantically. They’ll use a…

7th Heels for Meals & More: A Resounding Success!

After a two-year hiatus, the 7th Heels for Meals & More was an unparalleled success for people who attended and for the aging adults who will be served by the money raised. More than $68,410 was raised, including a $10,000 matching gift from an anonymous donor. “It was so amazing to see all the people…

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Senior Symposium: Together Again, Moving Forward!

When we started thinking about what to call this year’s Senior Symposium, one idea came immediately to mind – Together Again! We had our last in person day of learning in fall of 2019 with 200 people attending to learn and connect on topics important older adults. With 2020 came the global pandemic and everything…

Hang Up on Scammers

The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General is ready to #SlamTheScam on March 10, the third annual National Slam the Scam Day!  Slam the Scam Day is part of National Consumer Protection Week hosted by the Federal Trade Commission from March 6-12. The goal is to raise public awareness of government imposter and…

Isolation is an Aging Adult’s #1 Enemy

For aging adults, the corrosive impact of being homebound and socially isolated can be as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Health studies estimate as much as $6.7 billion in annual spending is attributed to social isolation among older adults. Among the elderly, social isolation and poor relationships were associated with a 29% increase…