The elderly are unfortunately at a greater risk than other demographics for abuse and mistreatment.  As such, some policy makers are trying to put the law down as protection. One example of this is in Maine.  Under the sponsorship of New Jersey’s Rep. Josh Gottheimer, the National Senior Investor Initiative Act has been passed.  The…

In 2011, June 15th was designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Codified in the 66/127 resolution by the United Nations General Assembly, it was the response to a request made by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), which, five years earlier, had established the commemoration (in June 2006). The annual…

The hot weather can be oppressive for anyone.  But for certain demographics it can actually be dangerous.  In fact, a few years ago a study entitled Summer Temperature Variability and Long-Term Survival Among Elderly People with Chronic Disease, put out by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) found that:…

Filing taxes is never easy for anyone.  People have differing levels of challenges with it and some get so overwhelmed that they avoid it altogether.  Last year though, the Office for the Belmont Aging Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program in Belmont aided 549 Allegany County seniors file their 2018 taxes.  The savings amount…

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