March 27, 2012
Senior Sentinel, a new online publication, aims at educating and connecting senior legal advocates. It’s free and will give you valuable and up-to-date information on the legal issues affecting seniors in our community.
Elder Law & Advocacy is a wonderful organization that protects and fights for seniors countywide. I expect this will be a great resource, joining advocates together to protect seniors at a time where fraud and abuse is on the rise. I strongly encourage you to stay informed through the e-newsletter and join today. I did.
March 12, 2012
Coming of Age Film Series at MOPA
The festival opened in January, with a special screening each month through June 2012 of films to celebrate the process and power of aging. Best of all, it’s free! Last week the film was “Poetry” 2010. The next film is April 12, 6:00 pm – Captain Abu Raed (2007) – An aging airport janitor who is mistaken for an airline pilot by a group of poor neighborhood children weaves fantastical stories to offer hope for a sad, and sometimes unchangeable, reality. To find out more go to MOPA’s website.
Rides & Smiles launches in Carmel Valley
Transportation is one of the top issues for seniors. In Carmel Valley, there has been no public transportation to count on. Jewish Family Services of San Diego launches ride service program to serve residents of this Carmel Valley. Read full article on Carmel Valley seniors to take needed rides – San Diego Public Policy | Examiner.com
Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years
Over the years, we’ve enjoyed working with various troops from all over the county. Happy Birthday Girl Scouts! I heard that the San Diego County administration building will be lit in green this week to honor 100 years of female scouting.
Romney turns 65
Presidential candidates are seniors too. Busting the stereotype of retirement and sitting in a rocking chair, Mitt Romney continues his campaign for the Republican nomination. Age isn’t a barrier to contributing to our society and fulfilling ones dreams or ambitions.
March 5, 2012
MediCare Part B deadline approaching
Last week, Yolanda York, Social Security Public Affairs Director, released a reminder to seniors about fast approaching deadline for Medicare part B:
If you didn’t sign up for Medicare Part B medical insurance when you first became eligible for Medicare, you now have an opportunity to apply — but time is running out. The deadline for applying during the general enrollment period is March 31. If you miss the deadline, you may have to wait until 2013 to apply. Read more >>> March News and QA (3)
Losses mount from scams targeting older Americans
Seniors are one of the most vulnerable populations to financial abuse and fraud. Another article published UTSanDiego illustrates some of the latest scams and recent reporting numbers.
Boomers beware: Scams, frauds and other financial exploitation schemes targeting older Americans are a growing multibillion-dollar industry enriching the schemers, anguishing the victims and vexing law enforcement officials who find these crimes among the hardest to investigate and prosecute. Read full article UTonline >>>