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Caregivers Financially Affected by Elder Fraud

If you are a caregiver of a family member, you know how it can eat up so much of your resources – time, money, and patience. A study by Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America found the impact to you is increased by more than half. The 2016 Safeguarding Our Seniors…

The One-Ring Caribbean Scam

You may have recently heard about the ‘One-Ring’ scam. Here’s how it works: your phone rings once and then the call ends. Curious, you use the caller ID to return the call. Unknowingly, you are calling a foreign country. While you are kept on the line as long as possible…

IRS Scams On The Rise

Elderly loved ones are at high risk of being scammed for a variety of reasons, as aging brings about physical, mental, and emotional vulnerability. These vulnerabilities are preyed upon by those greedy enough to pry and manipulate. It’s important that…

What We Learned in Chicago

Recently, teleCalm traveled to Chicago to take part in several different activities focused on aging in America. We participated in the American Society on Aging (ASA) Aging in America Conference, the Boomer Business Summit, and Aging 2.0 Chicago…

Seniors and Isolation

When asked which they would rather give up for a week, 79% of seniors said they would rather give up watching TV than talking with their friends and family.

Social interaction and connections are necessary to lead a happy, healthy life. More than 8 million…

Three Common Scams To Be Aware Of

Elderly loved ones are at high risk of being scammed for a variety of reasons, as aging brings about physical, mental, and emotional vulnerability. These vulnerabilities are preyed upon by those greedy enough to pry and manipulate. It’s important that…

Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help With Their Finances

How to Know When it’s Time to Step Up We can all remember the time where our parents taught us how to write checks, file our taxes, and figure out how to pay our bills.  But what happens when they slowly start forgetting how to do it themselves? There are some clear...

Social Media: Privacy is Possible

Social Media and Privacy Social media is a great way for families to keep in touch. Though many think it’s a “young person’s” media, experienced adults are actually getting more involved, creating profiles and accounts. Grandparents are using social media as a fun and...

The Grandparents Scam

It is unfortunately common for people to get scammed nowadays. Everyone is susceptible to it, but who is targeted most easily? The elderly. With age comes memory problems and disorientation, which heightens vulnerability to manipulation. The Scam The Grandparent Scam...

Top 10 Scams of 2016

Here is the top 10 list based on more than 30,000 reports to the BBB as filed by consumers. Tax Scams (IRS and CRA) Debt Collections Sweepstakes/Prizes/Gifts Online Purchase Employment Government Grants Tech Support Advance Fee Loan Fake Check/Money Order Phishing Do...

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