Senior Resources

How Seniors Can Identify and Avoid Valentine’s Day “Lonely Heart” Internet Scams

Do you know why online scammers and cyber criminals tend to target Older Americans when committing financial crimes? The reason why is because seniors are often vulnerable, have access to money, and are more easily fooled than younger adults who may have grown up using the internet.  Scammers also look for opportunities when seniors may [...]

February 10th, 2020|

The Dynamic of a Spouse Becoming a Caregiver

Caring for a seriously ill spouse can trigger relationship challenges.  In the process of change, you can lose your best friend, your love, and your future as you both had imagined it. Promises will change from words spoken in oath on your wedding day to deeds of care in your mostly, but not exclusively, older [...]

January 9th, 2020|

Why Are More Americans Retiring Poor?

Well managed money brings with it a freedom of lifestyle in retirement. Sadly, reports say that less than 5 percent of Americans will be financially free by the age of 65. Changes in the U.S. economy coupled with increased health care costs and lack of personal savings have put millions of American workers at financial [...]

December 20th, 2019|

Retirement Planning for Generation X

As Gen Xers enter into their 40s and 50s, it is time for them to become active in the creation and execution of their retirement planning. There are many things to consider, including finances, investments, insurance policies, legal documents, living arrangements, and healthcare. It is advisable to make a detailed checklist within these categories and [...]

December 12th, 2019|

Addressing Resident Abuse in Senior Living Facilities

If you have an elderly family member or friend living in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, it is imperative that you stay attuned to the signs of abuse to your loved one. The National Center on Elder Abuse reports the most common types of abuse include physical (29%), psychological (21%), gross neglect (14%), [...]

November 14th, 2019|