Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones From Financial Exploitation
Financial exploitation comes with a hefty price tag and as a form of elder abuse it impacts millions of Americans. In almost 60% of elder abuse and neglect cases, the perpetrator is a family member – often an adult child or spouse of the victim. This article from Yahoo! Finance provides five ways to avoid being exploited as you get older, or to protect your aging parents from a predator.
Martin County Transit Development Plan Wants to Hear From You!
SHINE Medicare Open Enrollment Period
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is reminding residents that their Serving Health Insurance Needs of elders (SHINE) program has specifically trained counselo9rs to help educate and empower Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to understand their health care options so they can make the best decisions for their individual needs during the Open Enrollment Period.
Governor Ron DeSantis Proclaims September 18 - 22 Falls Prevention Awareness Week
Beware of Imposter Scam 2.0!
The oldest scam in the book has been upgraded, Imposter Scam 2.0 is here. Scammers are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to replicate people’s voices to trick seniors into making them believe that they are talking to a relative or a close friend. With Imposter Scams costing Americans about $2.6 million; losing a life savings can be detrimental to one’s health and wellbeing. To learn more about Artificial Intelligence and how scammers are using it, please visit https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ai-voice-clone-scams-hitting-elderly-americans-senators-warn. If you’re interested in scheduling a Fraud, Scams and…
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Did you know, Elder Abuse affects one in 10 adults over the age of 60, yet only one in 24 cases is reported to authorities. If you suspect abuse, neglect or exploitation – please report it to 1-800-96-ABUSE. See something, say something, prevent it. #WEAAD2023 #06152023 #RightsDoNotGetOld
National Slam the Scam Day
On National Slam the Scam Day and throughout the year, we give you the tools to recognize Social Security-related scams and stop scammers from stealing your money and personal information. Share scam information with your loved ones. Slam the Scam!
Retirees are Losing Their Life Savings to Romance Scams
Retirees are Losing Their Life Savings to Romance Scams. Here's What to Know.
State of Florida Reminds Seniors to Be Aware of Potential Scams Following Hurricane Ian
State of Florida Reminds Seniors to Be Aware of Potential Scams Following Hurricane Ian TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Hurricane Ian recovery efforts continue, there are many services offered by the state and our private sector to keep Floridians resilient. During the rebuild process ahead, Florida Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Michelle Branham is reminding the public about common scams that oftentimes target older Floridians following disasters. The Department has published a digital Disaster Resource Guide with detailed tips and resources specifically geared toward older Floridians, which can be found at https://…
Press Release: Legal Aid Society Expands Services to the Treasure Coast
West Palm Beach, FL – The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of the services of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County (Legal Aid) under the Older American’s Act. Effective October 1, 2022, Legal Aid will provide services to the 5 counties including Palm Beach, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties.
How to prepare for hurricanes and avoid storm-related scams
First Lady Casey DeSantis Expands Hope Florida
Helpline Director Don Hill is the featured guest on Touched by an Angel
Fast Facts: Preventing Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. An older adult is someone age 60 or older. The abuse occurs at the hands of a caregiver or a person the elder trusts.
How to guard against thieves washing and cashing your checks
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft ~ It Can Happen to Anyone
Health Care District of Palm Beach County Collaborates with the Area Agency on Aging to Protect Seniors
76-year-old cancer patient finds joy, healing in West Palm Beach classroom Foster Grandparent Program
Become an ALZ STAR
How to protect your parents from common digital scams
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Funds Meals for Seniors
30+ Legal Documents for Aging Parents to Have In Order
Helpline Director Don Hill is interviewed by Scott Greenberg
Don Hill the Area Agency on Aging's Helpline Director is Scott Greenberg's guest on Scott's radio show Oh, My God, I'm Getting Older and So Is My Mom.
Why aren't more people comparison shopping for health plans?
10 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Older Adults
Older Americans Act RFP Awards
Share Your Experience with SNAP
Share Your Experience with SNAP
Elder financial abuse is a multibillion-dollar problem
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.
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.