Fraud affects up to 25 million people per year in the United States alone and seniors are especially vulnerable. If you are age 60 or older—you are at an increased risk of being a target of con artists who sell fake products and services by email or telephone. And with mid-terms right around the corner, electoral fraud is another potential threat. Posing as political volunteers, they try to lure voters into donating money by asking for cash or a credit card number. They may even offer to register you over the phone if you provide your social security number (which is not a legal method of registration in any state).
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In our FirstLantic blog last week, we provided some inspiring examples of baby boomers who have embarked on new career paths. This week we want to help you get started on planning your own “encore” career with helpful resources.
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In our FirstLantic blog last week, we focused on how to speak with your parents about uncomfortable topics. And while that may be challenging, it could be even harder to discuss certain subjects with your own children such as their approach to parenting. One of the biggest benefits of being a grandparent is that you can spend your time spoiling instead of disciplining, however, there are boundaries that you have to respect especially as it comes to rules and structure that have been established. The last thing that you want to do is ignore your children’s wishes or undermine them. So what are some things that you should keep in mind to ensure that you maintain a positive relationship?
Do your kids ever roll their eyes at you when you’re talking to them? Have you ever done the same thing to your own parents? Generational differences have always been a challenge and that becomes even harder as our parents age. It is extremely difficult to see someone you love start to become more forgetful or frail. After all, your parents were the ones that always took care of you. They comforted you when you skinned your knee and helped put you through college and reassured you when you were having problems with your own kids. So how do you have that difficult conversation when you think they might need help? While it may not be totally comfortable, there are some communication techniques that can make it easier.
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In our blog last week, FirstLantic featured helpful tips on smart phones and tablets that are specifically designed with seniors in mind. So now that you have some options for user-friendly technology tools, let’s talk specifically about online games that will help you stay mentally sharp.
Ever worry that you are being left behind in this fast-paced world? Technology can be especially intimidating for many of us. When you watch a four-year old that is already an expert at using a smart phone, it can be pretty discouraging! But don’t lose heart, you have experienced far more difficult things in your life than mastering the digital world and we are here to help! Technology companies are finally starting to create some amazing solutions specifically catered to seniors and FirstLantic is going to make sure that you are in the know!
You want to stay healthy but sometimes it can be a struggle to keep track of what you should and shouldn’t eat. So LiveWell Placements is going to make it easy for you. With a little help from HealthCastle.com, we have compiled a list of some of the must-eat foods after 50. Simply, download our guide and you won’t ever have an excuse to grab a donut instead! That said, we won’t judge if you treat yourself now and then!