Month: March 2022

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Knowledge Helps Seniors Protect Their Finances

Financial literacy means having the skills necessary to make sound financial decisions. With more transactions taking place digitally and the increase in scams aimed at older adults in Pelham, AL, financial literacy takes on new meaning. It’s essential for seniors and their loved ones to understand financial risks. Being aware of scams can help seniors …

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M4A Partners with Other Key Stakeholders to Protect Older Adults from Mistreatment

Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A) partners with other key stakeholders to protect older adults from mistreatment M4A, in partnership with several key stakeholders, has brought together a network of multi-disciplinary agencies and organizations as one strong force to create the Elder Justice Alliance of Shelby County. The mission of the Elder Justice Alliance …

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Supporting Elderly Friends and Family During COVID-19

Image link: https://images.pexels.com/photos/3407978/pexels-photo-3407978.jpeg. M4A has permission to use this photo by the editor. The pandemic has been difficult across all age groups, but the elderly population is arguably one of the hardest hit. Not only are they vulnerable to more severe complications from the coronavirus, but they’re also the most in need of help when …

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Tech for Seniors: Stay in Touch with Easy-to-Use Gadgets

Staying in touch with family members from afar is always challenging, but luckily there are ways to bridge the gap. Adopting some simple, senior-friendly technologies such as tablets and virtual assistants can make a big difference in your senior’s ability to feel connected to family. Along with good technology, a strong internet connection will be …

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Bringing the assist this season to our state’s older population

The preseason rankings are out—Bama’s at 1, while Auburn’s at 9. and it matters. In the great state of Alabama, we pick sides: either donning our crimson and white, hollering, “Roll Tide!” or outfitted in orange and blue, yelling, “War Eagle!” Regardless of the in-state rivalry that spans generations—one thing remains a constant in our …

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Shelby Reporter’s Article about Project Life Connect

M4A announces Project Life Connect By Stephen Dawkins Published 3:34 pm Wednesday, November 29, 2017 NORTH SHELBY – Project Life Connect, which is designed to provide critical information for first responders during an emergency situation at residents’ homes, was launched on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The project was announced by the Middle Alabama Area Agency on …

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Helping Alabama’s Seniors Combat Financial Fraud, Abuse and Victimization

BY CLINT NIEMEYER, PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST, ALABAMA SECURITIES COMMISSION More than any other segment of the U.S. population, our state and nation’s senior citizens are attractive targets for scams and financial exploitation by unscrupulous financial predators. Studies reveal that financial exploitation of seniors costs more than $2.9 billion per year, and for each case of …

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