Senior-life

AARP Says Beware of Emergency Scams

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Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They'll say they need cash to help with an emergency - like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill or needing to leave a foreign country. Their goal is to trick you into sending money before you realize it's a scam.

They impersonate your loved one convincingly.

Social networking sites make it easier than ever to sleuth out personal and family information. Scammers also could hack into the e-mail account of someone you know.

Win up to $30,000 in the Prairie Pines Raffle

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Prairie Pines Assisted Living has been faced with low residency counts for the last several months. Mike Lening, President of the Board, feels that the facility needs at least 80% occupancy to be able to meet all of their financial obligations. The facility, at capacity, can house 22 residents but is currently operating with only 14. Because of the reduced number of residents and higher expenses, the Board has been trying to think outside the box to come up with ways to help with this problem.

Scammers Trying New Way to get Your Social Security Payment

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The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about a new Social Security Administration (SSA) employee impersonation scheme.  SSA and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has recently been receiving reports from citizens across the country about other phone calls from an individual posing as an SSA employee.  The caller attempts to acquire personally identifiable information from victims to then edit the victims' direct deposit, address, and telephone information with SSA.

55 Percent Increase in Alzheimer's Disease Deaths

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Death rates from Alzheimer's disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The number of Alzheimer's deaths at home also increased during the same period, from 14 percent to 25 percent, suggesting an increase in the number of caregivers that would benefit from support, including education and case management services.

Colorado Seniors Urged to Voice Opinions on Statewide Issues

Colorado Senior Lobby to Leverage Survey Results to Persuade Governor, State Legislators to Protect Seniors' Interests

Coloradoans aged 50 and older now have an opportunity to voice their opinion on state government and the issues affecting the state's aging population, according to a nonpartisan group that advocates for seniors at the state Capitol.

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