Month: October 2017

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Social Media for Seniors

A May 2017 report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project revealed that approximately 67% of seniors over age 65 use the internet and that number continues to grow. 

You’re Being Targeted

Scammers and shady telemarketers like to target older adults.  Why?  People who grew up in the 1930s through the 1950s were raised to be more polite and less mistrustful.  They are less likely to hang up the phone than someone younger, and it is often presumed they have a hefty nest egg. And many times they don’t report crimes—either because they don’t know who to call or out of embarrassment at being tricked. 

Safe Driving for Seniors

People in the over-75 age bracket are more likely to be involved in fatal accidents than any other age group except for teenagers.  Also, 28 percent of crashes involving older drivers happen while making a left turn.  Why?  There are a number of factors that impact our ability to drive safely as we get older.