We are all some bit vulnerable to being attacked in our homes, but the sense of vulnerability is heightened for senior citizens, especially those who live alone. Elderly people usually make easy targets for burglars as they are less...
With all the different free email services out there why should you use Gmail?  Gmail isn’t just an email account. There are so many other features that come with a Gmail account that makes life easier. Below are the top...
Hurricane season is upon us and if you haven't already started preparatons now is a good time! The weather during this time of year can be very volatile and unpredictable. Planning ahead will help with protecting your property, your...
An email claiming to be from the IRS requesting your social security number.  A fraudulent e-bill. A Facebook message urging you to send money to help a grandchild in danger.  We’ve heard these stories time and time again from...
Summer is in full swing, temperatures are on the rise and once again it’s time to go over a checklist for summer safety. Many areas are currently breaking temperature records and for seniors this is a concern. Limit your...
Financial fraud is when someone deceives you in order to take anything of value. This can include money or property. Financial fraud committed by a stranger quite often is done under guise of selling you something. It will look...
Elder Abuse Ontario will join communities locally, regionally, nationally and across the world to heighten awareness of elder abuse. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) focuses our attention on the need for all of us, to take responsibility in...
Sexual abuse of the elderly is rarely mentioned and very misunderstood. For many seniors, sexual abuse occurs without their consent. It is quite often happening without their knowledge. Many seniors who are sexually abused have Alzheimer’s disease or other...
Falls can result in hip fractures, head injuries or even death. In many cases, those who have experienced a fall have a hard time recovering and their overall health deteriorates.             According to StopFalls.org, recent statistics show that: ·         More than 40% of people...
Physical abuse against the elderly is anything that causes injury or physical discomfort. It can take place in their own home, out in their community or in a residential home for seniors. Physical abuse can include hitting, shoving, kicking...
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