STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Those who scam elderly are targeted
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Scammers who convince older Minnesotans to send money to people they think they are helping are targeted by a new bill.
These scams continue to be a growing problem ... Posted on 3/5/13 at 7:14 PM
NDAD INSIGHTS On his final ride, Harold Ennis, 94, 'smiled all the way'
By Mike Brue
On a pleasant August day this year, Harold Ennis got a good, long look at the miles of northwest North Dakota countrysidearound Tagus,the now-unincorporated North Dakotatown wher... Posted on 12/17/12 at 11:02 PM
THE NEW FORTY Simple things...
They say simple things amuse simple people. I have concluded I am simple.
I say this because the most minor of things can endlessly amuse me. While others may just see something and take it at face v... Posted on 8/8/12 at 7:44 PM
REAL MONEY Financial Exploitation of Elders
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day recently focused on the increasing financial exploitation of the elderly population. Taking advantage of the elderly and vulnerable can come in two forms:
Outside sour... Posted on 6/25/12 at 7:00 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Are Older People Happier?
When I was a Junior in high school, I remember our psychology teacher, Mr Sonnek, asking how our class thought happiness changes with age. Our slowly downward diagram just made our close-to-retirement... Posted on 5/1/12 at 8:28 AM
Men who have children when they are older are more likely to have grandchildren with autism, according to a study which shows for the first time that risk factors for autism may build up over generations.
Anything 92-year-old Myrtle Ziebell needs as she walks around Watkins Manor rests carefully in a large fabric bag hanging from her walker. Before the bag, carrying items was a hassle — and dangerous. Ziebell juggled items in her arms while continuing to push her walker forward without always using two hands.
As many as 2 million older Americans are abused in various ways each year, experts estimate. The majority of cases are at the hands of relatives or other caregivers. Some of the forms, besides physical assault, that elder abuse can take are listed here.
Florence Green was the last known surviving veteran of World War I. She was serving with the Women's Royal Air Force as a waitress at an air base in eastern England when the guns fell silent on Nov. 11, 1918. It was not until 2010 that she was officially recognized as a veteran after a researcher found her service record in Britain's National Archives.
Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless
, February 07, 2012
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