5 Ways to Protect Older Adults from Fraud

Older adults are often targeted by scammers and fraudsters, who prey on their vulnerability and trust. These scams can have devastating financial and emotional consequences and rob them of their hard-earned savings. As such, it is vital to take steps to protect older adults from becoming victims of fraud. In this article, we will outline some consumer protection steps that you can take to help protect older adults from being victimized. Step 1: Educate older adults about common scams…

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Starting a Gratitude Journal

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If you've ever kept a diary, you'll probably enjoy keeping a gratitude journal. Instead of recording your innermost thoughts or secrets, you'll record daily reasons for gratitude. Maybe a favorite quote about gratitude or something that happened to you - big or small. Getting started is simple! Just follow these steps to start a gratitude journal of your very own. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link…

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Caring for Caregivers Blog Round-Up

Since 1997, when then-president Bill Clinton signed the first proclamation, November has been National Family Caregivers Month. The purpose is to honor and recognize these unsung heroes.  Family caregivers often go unseen but give a lot. They are frequently juggling the needs of both aging parents and children of their own, as well as careers and spouses. There is a lot of emotional stress and little to no pay for people taking on this responsibility.  No matter how loving…

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Juggling Responsibilities in the Sandwich Generation

Being a parent is a big job. Caring for aging parents is, too. For the sandwich generation, juggling the responsibilities of both, often on top of working full time, can feel overwhelming. These tips help make it easier. Plan Ahead Saving for the future takes on a whole new meaning when you’ve got college-aged children, elder care choices, and retirement goals all looming around the same time. By planning early, you help make things easier when those big expenses…

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Solutions for Overwhelmed Caregivers

May is National Aging Life Care Month, and it highlights solutions for overwhelmed caregivers. The resources below help caregivers cope with the challenges of caring for a loved one. Next Step in Care Check out their website for easy-to-use guides to help you work closely with your loved one's healthcare providers and ensure safe and smooth transitions for those moving to out-of-home care facilities. Eldercare Locator Eldercare Locator is a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. It provides…

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