— Inside cyber scams: Cyber scams are big business, but how are con artists using our need to stay connected against us? According to NCC Group technology expert Andrew Becherer, “Hacking Wi-Fi these days is not the work of the master criminals seen in the movies. Tools to break Wi-Fi security are available for free or at very low cost and using them can be as easy as navigating a website.” We talked to NCC Group experts about these scams and …

— Discover the Encore Institute at SLCC, an innovative program designed for adult learners. Open doors to new opportunities, update your skills and learn something new! Wednesday, August 3, 2016 5 to 8 p.m. Salt Lake Community College – Miller Campus Miller Free Enterprise Center 9750 South 300 West, Sandy, Utah This event is FREE but registration is required. You may also call 801-957-5200, option one, to register. Refreshments will be served. Questions: Kay Carter 801-957-5373 or kay.carter@slcc.edu       Mini …

— AARP Utah and FOX 13 are teaming up to hold a free shredding event on Saturday, July 11 at 6985 Union Park Center in Midvale to help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft.  You can bring up to ten bags or boxes of sensitive documents with personal information such as cancelled checks, credit card offers, financial statements, and medical bills.  Don’t miss this opportunity to have your confidential documents shredded free of charge by trained Shred-It staff. …

— Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2015 AARP Utah Andrus Award for Community Service. The annual Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. It recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service, and that inspire others to volunteer. Last year …

— By Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? The new AARP HomeFit Guide features lots of ways to make your home comfortable, safe and a great fit for people of all ages. Here are 10 simple solutions to get you started: 1. Clear exterior pathways of …

— By Bob Stephen Laura recently started providing extra help to her 72-year-old mother who has Parkinson’s disease. Fortunately, the disease has been slow to progress, but lately her mom has needed more help to be able to continue living independently. Like most people age 65 and over, Laura’s mom has Medicare. Laura didn’t know much more about Medicare than its name, but realized she needed to learn more to ensure her mom could get the most out of her coverage. …

— Caregiving is an act of love and compassion, but it is also overwhelming and can cause caregiver burn-out.  Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services recognizes the need to provide resources for caregivers, and has many programs and materials to help ease the burdens faced through caregiving responsibilities. Among the many resources offered by Salt Lake County is a Caregiver Support Program that offers  respite services for the caregiver (based on eligibility) including homemaking assistance, a home health aide, adult …

— by Sid Kirchheimer As unsolicited emails, phone calls and mailed letters (often with fake checks) continue to recruit victims in mystery shopping scams, fraudsters have widened their net to the popular networking website LinkedIn. The MSPA-NA (formerly known as the Mystery Shopping Providers Association of North America) recently issued a warning that at least one member, IntelliShop, has been spoofed in this new ploy. The truth: MSPA-NA members do not send out unsolicited messages about mystery shopping opportunities on LinkedIn …

— By Julie E. Lee It’s the peak time of year when the elements can wreak havoc on our roadways and vehicles, giving us the least ideal driving conditions. However, your vehicle can also break down in the most pristine conditions or shortest of drives. Whether your vehicle is having a mechanical failure, an overheated engine, or a flat tire, it’s important to know what to do in case it does break down. Hopefully it never happens, but if it does, …

—   Are you a caregiver living in the Ogden area?  The Care for the Caregiver Coalition is there to help.  They’re offering a free series of educational programs at Weber Human Services in Ogden beginning on March 20, and running every Friday until May 8.   All class begin at noon–with lunch provided–and end at 1:00 pm.  Respite services are also available during class time.  The class schedule is as follows:   3/20/15:  I’m doing this, but I hate it! …