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Archive for January, 2012

Scams (part 2)

Dear Readers, This week’s column is a continuation of our discussion of financial scams perpetrated on older adults.  The National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization for older persons, recently published the top 10 financial scams. Perpetrators consider these scams as low-risk crimes because they are under reported and can be [...]

Scams (part 1)

Question. Recently some home-repair men were in my neighborhood and told me they would inspect my roof free of charge.  Since the roof is old, I thought the check-up was a good idea.  They found a problem and proceeded to repair it– I thought.  In our last rain storm, I was shocked when water dripped [...]

Dr. Walter Boortz

Dear readers, I recently attended the Positive Aging Conference in Los Angeles sponsored by the Fielding Graduate University.  Among the many speakers, one in particular grabbed my attention.  That was Dr. Walter Boortz, Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine and a distinguished scientist on aging and longevity. Much of his research has [...]