Kate Kleinart, a widow living near Philadelphia, exercised caution with Facebook friend requests from people she didn’t know. Then she accepted a stranger’s request, and her life changed forever.
Financial fraud, identity theft, romance scams, check washing, tech support, and social media. These were some of the topics addressed recently by a panel of professionals at the 6th Annual Scam Jam, a joint effort by AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force.
Paul Greenwood served as San Diego’s deputy district attorney for 22 years, working mostly on caregiver abuse issues. He now serves as a champion against elder abuse.
In their younger days, many LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer) individuals came out of the closet to fight against discrimination. As they age, however, they often face a different kind of discrimination as they need medical care, causing some to consider returning to the closet to assure quality of care without prejudice.
On Aug. 25, 1967, in front of a laundromat at a nondescript neighborhood strip mall in the quiet Washington, D.C., suburb of Arlington, Va., American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell was gunned down.
When Carol B. Amos began Alzheimer's caregiving for her mother, she learned that help, organization, preparation, and education, or H.O.P.E., helped her navigate the various stages of the journey.
“We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of those materials.” This well-known denial associated with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was first popularized during a remarkable Cold War event.
Older Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than older white people to have Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, according to a recent report by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Once a striving, self-sufficient community of former slaves in Prince William County, Batestown today is a proud but bitter memory for its former residents and their descendants.
“Notice: Was committed to the jail of Prince William County, on the 9th day of December last . . . as a runaway, who calls himself William Hyden. . . He has no papers whatsoever. If there be any owner, he is requested to come forward as the law requires and take him away.”
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