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Advocating For Florida’s Aging Adults

Introducing the North Central Florida Senior Advocacy Network As an attorney advocating daily for the rights of our aging adults, I often utilize the programs of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs through Elder Options, the ombudsman program and various other programs supported by this state department.  The services they provide make a significant impact on a group of aging adults who may fall through the cracks based on income and assessability. The mission of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs is to help...

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Senior Safety In The Winter

Seniors Vulnerable During Winter Season Although winter in Florida doesn’t bring snow and ice (that’s why we live here), senior safety is still important. Seniors and people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable during this season and should take extra precautions to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature conjures up. Senior Safety Tips for Caregivers and Friends: Check-in on elderly family and neighbors. If you’re at all concerned about someone’s safety, don’t let him or her put you off. Stop by if...

Posted by on Jan 7, 2017

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Phone Scam Warning for Floridians

Department of Elder Affairs Warns Floridians of Phone Scam Beware of aggressive callers posing as senior service providers In a press release dated August 30, 2016, Department of Elder Affairs located in Tallahassee issued a warning for Florida residents about a recent phone scam. Florida residents need to watch out for scam artists who are allegedly making calls pretending to be the Department or an organization they refer to as Senior Services. These callers are using a method known as “spoofing” to make it appear on...

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016

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Fraud Against Seniors: Top 10 Scams

Fighting Fraud-A Special Report For Consumers The United States Senate Special Committee On Aging presents “Fighting Fraud: The Top 10 Scams Targeting Our Nation’s Seniors” in a 44-page report for consumers.  We will highlight some sections.  For the full report, click here. Our nation’s seniors worked hard their entire lives and saved for retirement. Unfortunately, there are many criminals who target them and seek to rob them of their hard-earned savings. Far too many older Americans are being financially...

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016

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Taxes: Tips for Seniors

Learning About Taxes Relevant to Seniors An Article From Elder Law Answers. Taxes are due April 15th and it is time to finish crossing T’s and dotting I’s in completion of your taxes. You want to make sure you file all the proper forms and take all deductions you’re entitled to. Following are some things to keep in mind as you prepare your tax form. Gifts. Did you give away any money this year? The gift tax can be very confusing. If you gave away more than $14,000 in 2015, you will have to file a Form 709,...

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016

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