Watch for These Red Flags for Scammers Targeting Seniors

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There are a lot of scam artists out there, and many of them target seniors because seniors are often unaware of some of the more common scams out there, which means that they are a bit more vulnerable. The following are a few tips for avoiding scams: IRS calls - Scam artists will call up people by phone and identify themselves as the IRS. They will say that … [Read more...]

How to Handle a Job Search in the Retirement Years

Just because you're retired doesn't mean you can't work anymore. ©iStockphoto.com/KatarzynaBialasiewicz

Just because you have retired doesn't mean that you can no longer work. Many retired individuals will get part-time work in order to either keep busy or make a little extra money. The following are a few tips for finding a job when retired: Register with temp firms - Temp firms don't care about age and are more interested in the skills and experience you … [Read more...]

Learn More About Caregiver Mortgages for Seniors

Learn more about how you can help your loved one stay in their home with a caregiver mortgage. ©iStockphoto.com/chaiyon021

Many of us want to make sure that our parents can remain in their homes as they grow older. If they need help in doing so, you may want to help out by obtaining a caregiver mortgage, especially after the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently released a cautionary report on reverse mortgages. A reverse mortgage is when a lender provides monthly … [Read more...]

Caregivers Can Join a Monthly Support Group in Austin

Being a caregiver is not an easy job. It's important to know that you're not the only one. ©iStockphoto.com/mangostock

Caregivers often need support in what they are doing to help senior family members. That's why making sure that they have access to senior caretaker resources is so important. We recommend that you join the Austin Monthly Caregiver Support Group in order to get support from other caregivers as well as to obtain valuable information, advice and assistance. All … [Read more...]

Show Off Your Work at the Christmas in July Mercado Arts & Craft Fair

The Christmas in July Mercado Arts & Crafts Fair is a great activity for you and your senior loved one. ©iStockphoto.com/Tomwang112

Arts and crafts are a great way to spend your time during retirement. Creative activities help seniors to keep their cognitive abilities healthy. In fact, if you've got a few arts and crafts to show off, then you should do so at the upcoming 7th Annual Christmas in July Mercado Arts & Craft Fair. The arts and crafts fair will be held on Friday, July 17th, … [Read more...]