Age of fraud: Are seniors more vulnerable to financial scams?

May 16, 2019
Changes to the brain make seniors prime targets for financial fraud.
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Wanted: Elder transportation solutions

Jan 30, 2019
With 600,000 people over the age of 70 quitting driving every year, demand for transportation to get elders to medical appointments, stores and the like will grow.
Across the country there is a patchwork of programs to help seniors get to doctor appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores and other places they need to go.
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Seniors are still struggling to recover after the financial crisis

Dec 19, 2018
The number of seniors filing for bankruptcy has nearly doubled since 2007 to a record high of 12 percent, part of it driven by the financial crisis; another part by mounting debt for things like medical care, mortgage loans and credit card bills.
Kathy Stevens, 67, plays bridge with friends at Riverview Towers in Pittsburgh. Stevens lost about a third of her savings during the financial crisis in 2008. It set off a decade of scaling back and she now lives in subsidized senior housing.
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For older Puerto Ricans, limited housing is a barrier to mainland life post-Hurricane Maria

Jun 8, 2018
Older evacuees in FEMA's transitional shelter program have special concerns when seeking affordable housing on the mainland.
A flag of Puerto Rico is seen on a damaged house in Yabucoa, in eastern Puerto Rico, on Sept. 28, 2017.
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Ten states to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients

Jan 11, 2018
The Trump administration is offering states a path to impose new work requirements for some people who get health insurance under Medicaid, the program that serves 68 million primarily low-income, elderly and disabled Americans. This is a historic shift. Never in Medicaid’s 52 years have people had to work in order to get health insurance. […]

The older generation wants to know more about smartphones

Mar 30, 2017
Predictive text, Wi-Fi and selfies were all on the lesson plan at a seminar in NYC.
Ismael Tubens of the AARP teaches a group of senior citizens how to zoom in on an Android phone.
Courtesy AARP

Elders don't need an app for a Lyft

Mar 30, 2017
The Phoenix area has become a testing ground of sorts for ride-sharing companies in a relatively untapped market.
Lyft and other ride-sharing companies are testing out partnerships with assisted living communities around the Phoenix area, like Park Wood Assisted Living.
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