Stopping Senior Scams

The Senate Special Committee on Aging invited representatives from the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Trade Commission and a Pennsylvania-based community organization to a public hearing this week to discuss efforts by law enforcement agencies to combat financial fraud and protect older Americans from being scammed. In videotaped testimony before the committee, an 81-year-old man from … more Stopping Senior Scams

Feds to Start Collecting Data for New Elder Abuse Reporting System

The Department of Health and Human Services plans to soon launch a data collection program that will assist experts combating elderly exploitation, according to an article published in The Washington Post titled Elder abuse – Often the kin did it: Feds to collect data. “Unfortunately, the extent of elder abuse by guardians is relatively unknown … more Feds to Start Collecting Data for New Elder Abuse Reporting System

Commemorating International Day of Older Persons

The United Nations and communities around the world will celebrate International Day of Older Persons on Saturday, October 1, in recognition of the vital contributions of older people. This year’s theme is “take a stand against ageism” in order to draw attention to, and challenge, negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and aging. Ageism … more Commemorating International Day of Older Persons