The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has 18 investigators handling more than 2,000 calls per year.
“The elderly are vulnerable because they’re alone, and a lot of time they’re isolated and they’re looking for some type of interaction,” notes one expert.
Now, thanks to technology, there are tools available to family members concerned that someone may be stealing from or hurting an elderly loved one.
What do you do if you find out that your elderly mom or dad is the victim of a financial scam?
“Breathe in, breathe out…” said Muhammad Smith at the Watermark on Logan Square, while instructing some seniors on basic stretching.
The advocacy group AARP is seeking to tackle hunger among older Americans. To that end, it is holding a fundraiser at the Shops at Liberty Place.
The project on senior hunger centers on resources available to homebound seniors, and how volunteer-supported programs work in concert with other efforts to connect needy seniors to food.
It was held not in a bowling alley but in the activity room of a center city retirement community, and all of the competitors were over 70 years of age.
An IRS spokesman says scam artists recently struck in northwestern Pennsylvania and are believed to be on the move again — possibly headed this way.
For the past few years, the state of the nation’s real estate market has been well documented. One casualty of this shaky market has been seniors.
Bullying at senior centers and nursing homes happens more often than you might think.
The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging held a seminar for about a hundred caregivers who come in contact with seniors. The goal was to get information out about assistance available this winter to those who need it.