Senior Citizens

(To assist elderly residents who no longer drive, many facilities provide transportation to and from shopping, dining, and events.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Part 4: The Next Phase of Life

“It’s like going to a college campus for the first time. They’re the new person on the block and they’re afraid they won’t be accepted.”

05/03/2012

Elderly Drivers

Canadian Study Sheds New Light On Elderly Drivers

We know that more elderly people are involved in traffic accidents, but researchers from Canada suggest that the higher number may be the result of factors that go beyond driving ability.

04/19/2012

(Dick Blackburn.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Part 1: Senior Surfers At Risk

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has 18 investigators handling more than 2,000 calls per year.

03/07/2012

(Jeanette Liggons, right, takes part in an eduction seminar for senior citizens run by the Philadelphia DA's office.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Part 2: Elder Fraud, Undetected or Unreported

“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.

03/07/2012

(A can opener with hidden camera and wireless transmitter.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Part 3: Keeping A Watchful Eye On Granny

Now, thanks to technology, there are tools available to family members concerned that someone may be stealing from or hurting an elderly loved one.

03/07/2012

(Seniors get information at a free anti-crime seminar offered by the Philadelphia district attorney's office.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Part 4: Fighting Back Against Fraud

What do you do if you find out that your elderly mom or dad is the victim of a financial scam?

03/07/2012

(Muhammad Smith leads a fitness class at the Watermark on Logan Square.  Credit: Wing On Tse)

Philadelphia Senior Living Facility Offers Free Personal Growth Classes To Public

“Breathe in, breathe out…” said Muhammad Smith at the Watermark on Logan Square, while instructing some seniors on basic stretching.

01/05/2012

(Graphic by Ed Fischer.  Liberty Place photo by J. Smith for GPTMC)

AARP Holding Anti-Hunger Event Next Week in Center City Philadelphia

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.

11/10/2011

(credit: KYW's Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Senior Center Hosts Workshop On Dealing With Hunger

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.

10/26/2011

(Credit:  Pat Loeb)

Area Senior Citizens Compete During ‘Active Aging Week’

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.

09/27/2011

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IRS Warns About Fake ‘Amended Tax Return’ Scams Against Elderly

An IRS spokesman says scam artists recently struck in northwestern Pennsylvania and are believed to be on the move again — possibly headed this way.

08/10/2011

Elderly Man With Cane

State Of Real Estate Market Expected To Negatively Impact Senior Citizens Ready For Retirement

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.

05/22/2011

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Bullying Is A Problem For Both Young And Old

Bullying at senior centers and nursing homes happens more often than you might think.

02/24/2011

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Winter Services For Seniors

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.

11/18/2010

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