Senior citizens updated on scams and health care

The Chinese Greater Golden Age Center hosted presentations on health benefits and scams targeting the elderly on Nov 26. (Image courtesy of Kenny Sui-Feng Yim.)
中華耆英會於11月26日舉辦了一場研討會。(圖片由嚴兆豐提供。)

Residents at the Chinatown Greater Golden Age Center gathered to hear presentations from the Boston Police Department and health care navigator Sara Tan on Nov. 26, with interpreting by Jack Hung, resident services and community programs coordinator at Quincy Tower. Continue reading

Travel agent pleads not guilty to defrauding clients of thousands

Linda Do was charged for selling fake airfare. (Image courtesy of the Suffolk County District Attorney.)
Linda Do被控對長者進行欺詐 ,以收款後無預定或取消預定為手段騙款一萬六千餘元。(照片由薩福克郡地方檢察辦事處提供。)

On Oct. 7, Mr. Chen arrived at Boston Logan Airport with his wife, expecting to board a flight to Hong Kong that would eventually take them to their destination of Fuzhou, China. However, they learned at the check-in counter that their flight reservations did not exist. Continue reading

Move it or lose it: 5 moves to put seniors back in the game

Image courtesy of Giving Back.

For Americans 65 and older, falling down can be the worst thing to happen to them, according to statistics from the National Council on Aging:
One in three seniors experiences a significant fall each year
Every 18 seconds, a senior is admitted into an emergency room after losing balance and hitting the ground
Every 35 minutes, an elderly person dies from a fall — the leading cause of death for seniors Continue reading