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Elderly Identify Theft: Why Older Americans Are Becoming A Growing Target

In 2013, there were 16,993 reported instances of identity theft crimes that were committed against people 70 years and older.

09/11/2014

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Taking Guardianship When Seniors Can’t Manage Their Own Finances

By Amy E. Feldman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you think an elderly parent can’t make good decisions, what can you do about it? Boy that Donald Sterling is despicable. But is he incapable of making […]

08/28/2014

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1 Arrested In Connection With Series Of Robberies Targeting The Elderly

Authorities arrested 43-year-old Keith Perkins, of Philadelphia, on Monday.

08/26/2014

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Search Is On After Nearly A Dozen Robberies Targeting The Elderly In Northeast Philadelphia

Police in Philadelphia are asking the public for help finding a man who’s been robbing elderly victims after they’ve made withdrawals from banks in the east and northeast sections of the city.

08/21/2014

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Seniors Who Exercise Reduce Risk Of Hospitalization

Regular exercise is the gift that keeps on giving. And now, medical journals are reporting that exercise could reduce the risk of hospitalizations, especially among seniors.

08/14/2014

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Study: Is Owning A Dog The Secret To Feeling Younger?

According to new research out of Scotland, dog owners over 65 acted 10 years younger than their peers without pups.

07/18/2014

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Police Warning Mercer County Residents About Scam Targeting The Elderly

A scam involving elderly homeowners lured outside while a burglar takes cash and jewelry has now spread to the fourth community this month.

07/16/2014

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Accompany Seniors To Doctors Appointment

The next time an elderly loved one goes to the doctor for an appointment, try and take the time to go with him or her. There are several reasons.

06/24/2014

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Nursing Home Contract May Be Costly To ‘Responsible’ Family Members

Federal law prohibits a nursing home from requiring a third party to guarantee payment as a condition of a resident’s admission. Don’t be tricked.

05/29/2014

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Gerontology Studies Shrinking Despite Growth Of Older Population

Despite the need, some schools have suspended, reduced in size or folded gerontology into other programs because of lack of interest.

05/20/2014

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One In Ten Seniors Are Victims Of Elder Abuse

The National Center On Elder Abuse hopes to make the public aware that 1 in 10 older adults experiences some form of abuse or neglect by a caregiver each year.

05/19/2014

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Older Americans Month

Senior Citizens Month was established in 1963. Now called Older Americans Month, statistics show that by 2030, there will be some 34 million seniors.

05/13/2014

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Member Of Local ‘Gypsy’ Community Charged With ‘Sweetheart Swindle’ Of Elderly Man

Sylvia Ristick, 45, of Prospect Park, is charged with stealing $44,356.87 of an 84-year-old man’s money and effectively putting his home into foreclosure.

03/21/2014

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UPDATE: Missing Elderly Man With Severe Dementia Found Safe In Delaware County

Eighty-six-year-old John Howarth reportedly left his home in a 2010 Gray Ford Focus with Pennsylvania plates DYB-7908 early Wednesday morning.

03/05/2014

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Surprising Study: Older Adults Less Fatigued Than Younger Generations

According to research from the London School of Economics, older adults are actually less tired than their younger counterparts.

12/13/2013

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