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 Senior Citizen Resources, Information and Knowledge



Experience Corps
Engaging older adult tutors to improve K-3 student literacy in disadvantaged schools, providing literacy coaching, homework help, consistent role models and committed, caring attention.

Senior Wish
Granting lifelong wishes to seniors who have overcome tremendous challenges in their own lives. Making wishes come true for senior citizens.

Veterans Administration
Veterans Benefits Administration | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Army Strong Stories
Dedicated to sharing the meaning of Army Strong through video and written posts from Soldiers, family members, friends and supporters.

U. S. Naval Institute
An independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.

History Net
HistoryNet.com website contains daily features, photo galleries and over 5,000 articles originally published in our various magazines. We have something from almost every period of history.

Exercising Tips for the Elderly     Senior Fitness
Helpguide was launched in 1999, inspired by our belief that Morgan’s tragedy could have been avoided if she had access to unbiased, reliable information that gave her a sense of hope and direction. Since then, this website has grown from a small local project to an internationally recognized resource serving over 50 million people a year.

Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement
Alliance for Senior Involvement is to build, promote, and utilize the environmental ethic, expertise, and commitment of older persons to expand citizen involvement in protecting and caring for our environment for present and future generations.

Senior New Ways
California nonprofit public benefit corporation that provides unique individual and group services and programs to enhance the dignity, life purpose and meaning, and whole health of older adults. We provide Vintage Music Therapy for Memory for groups and individuals.
We visit 600 local care center residents every month and we give each person we visit in individualized attention, respect, valuable information, understanding and support.

Old TV Shows
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AARP
American Association of Retired Persons is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.

OATS Computer Classes
Teaching seniors how to use computers to help connect seniors to services, to communities, and to one another. OATS has taught essential technology skills to more than 7,000 older adults since 2004. Researching health information online, accessing City services, workforce skills, staying safe online, and civic engagement. Over 80 percent of participants report feeling more connected to friends, family, and community. Located in Brooklyn, NY

Health News
Incredible Resources for Health News, Health Knowledge and Health Information

Mental Health Websites
Incredible Resources for Mental Health News, Mental Health Knowledge and Mental Health Information

Caregiving / Caring for the Elderly
Incredible Resources for Caregivers, Elderly Care and End of Life Care Information

Internet Safety Tips and Information
Incredible Resources for Internet Education, Internet knowledge and Internet Information

Crimes and Victim Assistance
Incredible Resources for Crime Help, Crime knowledge and Crime Information

Starting an Adventure Club | Joining an Travel Club
Learn About what it takes to Start an Adventure Club or Joining an Travel Club.

Information Resources
Incredible Resources for all Kinds of Information Websites for Research or Just asking Questions | Basic Knowledge 101.com

Create a Family Photo Album with Family History
Learn How to Create a Family History Book along with great resources to get you started.


"We’re going to see something we’ve never seen before—people in their 60s, 70s and 80s who want to continue working and remain connected. People who worked at least a year past retirement age had an 11 percent lower risk of dying."
Retiring Retirement


Jokes for Seniors
 




Phone Scams to be aware of / Telephone Scam Alerts


Grandparent scam: You get a phone call from someone posing as a grandchild who is supposedly out of town and in a desperate situation. They could claim to be locked in jail, have had a car accident or are in need of medical treatment. They'll want money wired to them.    Phone Scams not Listed (FBI)

Jury duty scam: This time the call is supposedly from someone at the courthouse who claims you failed to report for jury duty and a warrant has been issued for your arrest. You're then offered a choice to either pay for the warrant or have an officer sent over to arrest you. The fraudsters will typically demand that the money be paid by money transfer or by loading a prepaid card.

Lottery scam: While the other scams prey on fear and concern, this one aims to convince you that you've won money in foreign lottery. Never mind that you can't recall every entering one. The call will come from someone who sounds official. They'll ask for a payment up-front for supposed taxes and fees so you can collect your winnings.

IRS scam: This scam is quite similar to the jury duty scam, but takes advantage of most Americans' inherent fear of the Internal Revenue Service. The phone call purports to be from the police or an IRS agent who is demanding payment for overdue taxes. If they're not settled immediately, the call claims, you'll be arrested. They'll want the money either wired or put on prepaid card.   IRS Renews Phone Scam Warning

Utility scam: This is another fear-based scam that involves convincing you that the utility company is about to cut off service due to unpaid bills. The scammers will naturally want money sent to them by money transfer or a prepaid card.

"It's estimated that fraud cost older Americans $2.9 billion in 2011 alone, and as society ages and people live longer this problem threatens to get worse," said Beth Finkel, AARP's New York state director, in a statement.

It's one thing to provide information to a business you know and trust and called on your own. It's entirely different, Schneiderman notes, to give out personal and financial information to someone calling you -- even if they claim to be from an organization you do business with. If you do suspect the call is real, you should contact the business yourself at a known phone number rather than one provided by the caller.

In 2015, approximately 27 million Americans (11% of the adult population) were victimized by phone scams, compared to only 7% in a similar 2014 survey. Total 2015 losses to phone scams was $7.4 billion, or an average loss of nearly $274 per victim. Scams are trending in three alliterative aspects: mobile devices, men, and millennials. As mobile phone use rapidly expands, so does the occurrence of mobile phone scams through unsolicited calls or texts. 74% of the 2015 phone scam victims reported that the incidence took place on their mobile device, compared to 49% in the 2014 survey. The amount of scam calls to landlines remained fairly consistent each year. Millennials and men were the favorite targets of scammers. Men were almost twice as likely to fall victim to a phone scam, with 15% reporting losses compared to 8% of women. Millennial men constituted 38% of all victims losing money in a phone scam, compared to 17% of their fairer-sex counterparts. only 9% of victims reported doing nothing. The most popular response was to sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry, as 39% of victims did. Just over one-third of victims changed their phone number, 32% tried to identify the scammer through reverse lookup or other searching methods, and 30% altered their credit account by either changing their account number or cancelling the account entirely. A significant number of victims chose a technological solution, with 20% downloading a spam blocker on their phone and 19% downloading a Caller ID app. Other steps include signing up for credit monitoring and/or protection (27%), reporting the scam to authorities (24%), reporting it to the phone carrier (25%), and checking the phone bill (21%). Assuming that you do have a means of recognizing the number, how do you handle calls from numbers that you do not recognize? The majority of survey respondents (64%) simply ignore calls from unknown numbers. 11% of respondents use the callback feature, and only 8% choose to respond later. Another 22% answer and hang up immediately. Still, 11% of respondents cannot help themselves and answer or respond right away even though the number is unfamiliar.

Consumer Protection

Senior Citizens Phone scams

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