Financial Scams: What to do if your parents are victims

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We work with a lot of seniors and know that seniors are often targets. The best way to prevent scams from happening is to stay educated about the latest trends and be diligent in protecting your money and identity. But sometimes bad things still happen. Below are some steps to take if you or your parent has been a victim of a scam.

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Falling: When will you get an Alert Response System?

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As a company that provides personal emergency response systems, we generally see two different types of customers:

Customer A has fallen recently. Injured, he was unable to call for help and had to wait until someone found them. It makes sense that he is now nervous about being home alone, so he gets an Alert Response system to help him stay safe and independent.

Customer B is forward thinking. He hasn’t fallen yet, but he has heard stories about people falling and ...

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Senior Fitness – Always Possible Pt. 3

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In the first part of this series, we talked about Liesel Wieser, a 97 year old woman who is still teaching fitness and exercise classes. In the second part, we learned about several simple steps to assess our current level of fitness and mobility. In this final chapter, we’re going to look at exercises we can do, regardless of mobility level.

Broadly speaking, there are two stages of mobility for exercise: Standing mobility and chair-bound mobility. While there are many great ...

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Senior Fitness – Always Possible Pt. 2

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The health and fitness website SparkPeople has an incredibly useful list of exercises that you can perform in your own home that will help you and your friends and family over 60 to evaluate your fitness level, along with a minimum number that will generally let you know if you are at an at-risk level.

 

We should note, these tests are absolutely not a replacement for seeing your doctor and a physical therapist. In fact, we recommend that you always talk ...

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Before the Fall – Simple Tips that Can Help Prevent Falls in the Home

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I hate to admit it, but I’m a little clumsy – sometimes I get in too much of a hurry, and sometimes I just throw myself at the ground and miss. Fortunately, most of the time I can just pick up and dust off, but for older adults, falling is no laughing matter. Did you know that each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls?

As we get older, a fall can mean a serious injury ...

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