We are excited for the Fall season and the cooler weather, outdoor activities, and football!

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Senior Scam Prevention

Scammers are always around but as we approach the holidays, here are some senior scam prevention tips that you need to know:

-Be wary of urgency. Scammers often create a sense of urgency, making you feel like you need to act immediately. If someone is asking you to send money or disclose personal information right away or via email, it’s probably a scam.

-Don’t click on links in emails or links in text messages from people you don’t know. These links could lead to malicious websites that can infect your computer or phone with malware.

-Keep your passwords strong and unique. Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts. Set a reminder to change passwords every year or so.

-Be careful about what information you share online. Scammers can use your personal information to steal your identity or commit fraud.

If you think you’ve been scammed, report it to the authorities immediately. This will help them track down the scammers and prevent others from being victims.

Additional tips for seniors:

-Take an online safety class. There are many classes available that can teach you about the different types of scams and how to protect yourself.

-Ask a trusted friend or family member to help you manage your online accounts. This can help you avoid making mistakes that could put your financial information at risk.

-Be aware of the latest scams. Scammers use new ways to trick people so it’s important to stay informed. You can find information about the latest scams on the websites of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA).

By following these tips, you can help protect yourself and your loved ones from a scam.

Senior Home Safety Checklist

Senior home safety is crucial to keeping safe and avoiding injury. If you or your loved one’s home is in question, it might be time to make a few changes.

Start with answering these simple questions to test your home’s health:

  1. Is there a step-free entrance into your home?
  2. Is the master bedroom located on the main floor?
  3. Are interior doorways at least 36″ wide?
  4. Are kitchen cabinets and shelves easy to reach?
  5. Are there secure handrails on both sides of the staircase?
  6. Are staircases & hallways well lit?
  7. Are area rugs secure with non-slip grip to prevent tripping/ slipping?
  8. Does the shower have step-free entry?
  9. Do you have non-slip strips or non-skid mats in the tub or shower?
  10. Are grab bars securely installed to wood studs or solid surfaces in the shower/ bathtub?

If there are multiple areas at risk in you or your loved one’s home or you are considering a move to senior care, please give us a call for more information (678) 217-8202.

File of Life

Join the Johns Creek Roundtable and Angel Wings Foundation in securing donations so we can purchase the File of Life for Johns Creek residents and first responders in case of a life threatening emergency.

It is important to have your medical information in an accessible place.

File of Life is a magnetic pouch, kept on your refrigerator for first responders to have access to medical information during an emergency.

For more information or to donate, please visit: https://angelwings.foundation/donate/file-of-life/

or scan the QR code below.

Assisted Living Week

Assisted Living Week was September 10-16th! Today’s assisted living communities offer a wide range of services and amenities that can help seniors live longer, happier and more fulfilling lives.

Assisted living communities can help seniors stay socially engaged and physically active. These are two important factors in maintaining good health and well-being as we age.

Assisted living communities can provide a sense of community and belonging. Seniors can make new friends and develop meaningful relationships with other residents and staff members. This can be a valuable source of support and companionship as we age.

Of course, the cost of assisted living can be a concern for some. However, there are many ways to make assisted living more affordable. For example, the sale of a home can generate income, or some qualify for government assistance, such as VA Aid & Attendance.

Overall, assisted living can be a great option for seniors who are looking for a safe, supportive and engaging place to live. If you are considering assisted living, it is important to do your research and visit different communities to find one that is a good fit for you.

If you would like to learn more about Vineyard Johns Creek, please reach out to Christine Cavanaugh, ccavanaugh@vineyardjohnscreek.com she would be happy to assist you!

Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., affecting people of all ages.

Older adults are especially vulnerable to suicide for a number of reasons. These range from grief over the passing of loved ones to chronic illness.

If someone you know is thinking about suicide, there are simple yet powerful steps you can take, including calling 988, to help save a life.

Visit NCOA.org for more information and resources https://www.ncoa.org/article/suicide-and-older-adults-what-you-should-know

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Thanks for reading our newsletter. We hope you have a great month!