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Don’t Get Fooled Again: How to Avoid Scams that Target Seniors

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It’s a sad fact of life: senior citizens are among the most popular victims of the world’s scam artists.

According to the FBI, this is for a few different reasons.

  • Senior citizens are more likely to own their homes, have money tucked away and have an excellent credit score.
  • Seniors are more interested than younger people in products that can make them healthy. After a lifetime of seeing different diseases cured or eradicated, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched that a con man’s miracle drug can do what’s promised.
  • Older people don’t always make great witnesses. Their memories can be shaky, and they might be reluctant to report fraud because they worry their families will think they can’t be trusted to manage their finances.

If you have elderly parents, it’s important to keep an eye out for some of the most common scams that target seniors.

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What Is Aging in Place?

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Every year, the National Council on Aging conducts its “United States of Aging” survey, which asks America’s senior citizens about their hopes, dreams and concerns.

And every year, those seniors make one thing very clear: the home where they live is the home in which they plan to spend the rest of their lives.

In other words, they hope to “age in place.” Continue reading "What Is Aging in Place?"

Smart Homes for Aging in Place

Remote home control system on a digital tablet.

If you’re like us, you – or your kids — grew up watching The Jetsons, and its futuristic world with flying cars, robot housekeepers and video phones.

And while we may not be able to fly to the grocery store, many of things that seemed like science fiction back in the 1960s are just a part of everyday life now Continue reading "Smart Homes for Aging in Place"