Scammers Target Elderly During Holidays

One Call Alert Admin @ 2020-01-14 10:03:31 -0500

The holiday season is upon us and our hearts are filled with joy. Unfortunately scammers out there know the holidays are using others’ goodwill to cash in for themselves. Con-artists, scammers, Grinches by any other name, have a huge array of updated tricks this holiday season, including bogus charity websites that look almost identical to the real ones and fake agencies ready to take your credit card information in exchange low-cost Nutcracker ballet tickets, experts say. Scammers also are combing through pages on social media, through online shopping and other sites for personal information to sound like they know you;...

Online Safety for Seniors

One Call Alert Admin @ 2020-01-14 09:56:55 -0500

These days everything is done online. You can share photos with your family members, write emails to friends across the country, shop for your favorite items, pay for your bills, apply for health insurance and more. The Internet has made it easy for you to do so many things. But it is also easier for others to take advantage of you through scams and schemes. The good news is that there are several measures you can take for online safety and still enjoy all the convenience that comes with the Internet.   It’s Personal One of the biggest tips can be applied...

Why Social Media is Crucial for Seniors

One Call Alert Admin @ 2020-01-10 15:56:21 -0500

While learning how to use social media can feel a bit overwhelming, it can actually help seniors stay happy and healthy. We have put together a few reasons on social media use by seniors and some good apps to try out first! Seniors Should Use Social Media For… Connecting With Loved Ones The only way to connect with friends and family across the country used to be postcards and the occasional phone call. Now, everybody is on Facebook. And social care programs can and should take advantage. It only takes a few minutes to sign up and all you have to do is search...

May is Stroke Awareness Month

One Call Alert Admin @ 2020-01-10 14:12:37 -0500

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase stroke awareness and to educate Americans that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable.  While stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and leading cause of disability in the U.S., many Americans do not think of stroke as a major health concern.  While there has been a lot of progress,  there’s still a long way to go to end stroke. History of National Stroke Awareness Month National Stroke Awareness Month takes place in May every year. On May 11, 1989, President George H. W. Bush signed Presidential Proclamation 5975 designating...

Simple Tricks to Remember Everyday Things

One Call Alert Admin @ 2020-01-10 14:06:43 -0500

We have all been there. You were at a gathering and your cousin introduces you to her friend. By the time you are ready to leave and say good bye, you cannot remember the friend’s name. Was it Jane or Betty? Those are not even close, but either one could be right…   We all forget things, but as we get older, it can get harder to hold on to short-term memory items like a new acquaintance’s name or the items on your grocery list. The good news is there are simple tricks you can use to remember things in your...

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