Upcoming Competitive Bids

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Elder Rights Radio Interview with Scott Greenberg

Jameel Edney with the Area Agency on Aging's Elder Rights Center talks about elder fraud, abuse and exploitation in his interview with Scott Greenberg on Scott's radio show Oh, My God, I'm Getting Older and So Is My Mom.

Fraud Alert

Be On the Lookout for COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

COVID-19 Impact Survey for Palm Beach County

Florida Atlantic University is seeking participants for a memory and driving study.

Reporting and Filing Complaints about Fraud, Identity Theft, and other Crimes

To report fraud or identity theft, contact one of the following agencies or call the Elder Rights Center at (561) 684-5885 for help.

After the Crime - What should I do now?

If you think a criminal may still be nearby, CALL 911 immediately. If someone is hurt, seek medical attention. Do not approach the scene of the crime until you know it is safe. Contact the police right away to report any suspected crime. If the crime is a burglary or theft, do not touch anything until police have had a chance to inspect the area.

Making a Safety Plan

You are the expert on your own situation. This guide is designed to help you plan ahead to stay safe in dangerous situations. It is important to think about your options and focus on what you know and what you need.

Preventing Elder Abuse: Ideas for Older Adults and People of All Ages

Press Release: Secretary of Elder Affairs Richard Prudom thanks the Aging Network and Funders for Life-Changing Work

West Palm Beach, FL – In a typical week in February of this year, 13,058 seniors in the five-county service area received meals at either a congregate meal site or at home with home delivered meals. The week of May 10th the Aging Network Partners provided nearly 40,000 meals to seniors. This represents an incredible 207% increase.

Press Release: Aging Network at Work Feeding Homebound Seniors

West Palm Beach, FL – The Aging Network of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast is receiving federal stimulus funding to support 60+ seniors with food during COVID-19. The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast (Agency) is ensuring the funding goes to support homebound seniors in a 5-county area under a contract with Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs.

Press Release: Area Agency on Aging Expands its Virtual Office Plan

West Palm Beach, FL – A grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund of the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties has enabled the Agency on Aging to expand its remote computing infrastructure by providing soft phone enabled laptops for Helpline associates. This has made it possible for Helpline staff to accomplish the critical work of providing client services for seniors and adults with a disability and caregivers in Palm Beach and Martin counties remotely in accordance with the Agency’s COVID-19 Virtual Office Plan.

Press Release: 2-1-1 and the Area Agency on Aging Join Forces

West Palm Beach, FL –The Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach Treasure Coast and 211 HelpLine Palm Beach and Treasure Coast are collaborating to address the public’s increasing needs during the pandemic. Both agencies serve Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties.

Scam Alert: New FPL/Utilities Scam

Recently, our office has received reports of a sophisticated new twist on an old utility provider scam. Nowadays, most of us know not to answer calls from an unknown number. If we do answer, we know to hang up if we hear something that does not sound quite right. However, this new twist may trick even the savviest consumers, so it is important to be aware and prepared!

COVID-19 Community Action Survey

Click here to take the 1-2 minute COVID-19 Community Action Survey and share it with others.

Press Release: Stimulus Dollars Provide Meals for More Seniors

Press Release: Stimulus Dollars Provide Meals for More Seniors

Coronavirus Scam Alert - Part 2

If you have experienced or heard of other scams related to coronavirus, please call us at 561-684-5885 x59230 or email us at evolunteer@youradrc.org so we can share the information. Together we can educate our community to help prevent scams!

Corona Virus Information and Tips to Stay Safe

Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick. If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

Florida Department of Elder Affairs Shares Guidance with Seniors to Protect Against Medicare Fraud During COVID-19

Florida Department of Elder Affairs Shares Guidance with Seniors to Protect Against Medicare Fraud During COVID-19

Checks from the Government

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released an article warning about scams designed to trick people who are expecting a coronavirus check from the government. Protect yourself by being aware!

Scam-Fighting Superheroes of the Month: iTHINK Financial

With fraud losses by older adults growing every year, it is crucial for financial institution staff and other professionals to know how to recognize and respond to fraud and elder financial exploitation. Recently, iTHINK Financial staff members Marissa Campbell, Susan Fitton, Mark Pereira, and Ping Zhao all worked together to intervene in a situation where an older credit union member was being scammed.

Coronavirus Scam Alert

Due to heightened attention to coronavirus, now officially known as COVID-19, scam artists are attempting to take advantage of consumers. Scammers may post, email or text to promote false information about “cases” of the disease in a person’s neighborhood or promote bogus prevention medication in order to obtain personal information and money. Scammers also may ask a person to donate to coronavirus victims through a sham charity or offer “advice” about false treatments for the disease.

Healthy St. Lucie - Community Wellbeing Survey

Healthy St. Lucie - Community Wellbeing Survey

Reduce Your Risk of Tax Identity Theft

It is officially tax season, and that can also mean scam season. The article below outlines some tips and information you can use to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of tax identity theft.

Inspector General Warns Public About New Twist to Social Security Phone Scams

The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public that telephone scammers may send faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has received reports of victims who received emails with attached letters and reports that appeared to be from Social Security or Social Security OIG. The letters may use official letterhead and government “jargon” to convince victims they are legitimate; they may also contain misspellings and grammar mistakes.