Category: Technology and Seniors

Beware Holiday Scams

Unfortunately, the holidays are a popular time of year for scams. More people are making purchases, traveling, donating to charities, and engaging in other activities that thieves and hackers can take advantage of to make money. We’re also busy and distracted and not necessarily paying close attention to what we’re doing. Before you give out […]

How to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from Scams and Financial Abuse

According to a report by AARP, the rate of elder financial exploitation has more than doubled since the pandemic began with COVID-related scams resulting in an estimated $100 million in losses in 2020 alone. In addition, older adults are not the only victims. In 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that adults between 18 […]

Coronavirus Pandemic Fuels Surge in Online Banking… Are You Ready for Virtual Banking?

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected almost every aspect of our lives, from how and where we eat, shop, attend religious services, or see a doctor, to how we perform one of the most essential services of all – banking.  In the past, most banking services were done in person or via a drive-through window. In […]

Keeping the Senior Brain Sharp

Keeping the Senior Brain Sharp “Use it or lose it” is an old cliché that is especially accurate when applied to cognitive function. While nothing can stop the aging process, it can be slowed.  Experts recommend keeping both the mind and body active in order to maintain a sharp brain. Take Yourself Out for a […]

Web Surfing for Seniors/ Exploring the Internet

The Internet has changed all of our lives, and in my opinion no single demographic has been impacted by this technology more than seniors. You might not automatically associate the Internet with the senior population but once they learn the basics of navigating the web they’re ready, able and more than willing to jump in […]