Author Archives: Marcia Siegal

Aging News Headlines: January 15, 2019

Recent Headlines: January 16, 2019

Protect your assets: Why you need a will

By Marcia Z. Siegal

Death can be an unpleasant topic, but it is important to think about which family members or friends you want to inherit your property and other assets after you are gone. Having a will can help give you peace of mind and assure your money and other possessions are left to the people you designate.

Aging News Headlines: January 8, 2019

  • NIH study implicates hyperactive immune system in aging brain disorders (National Institutes of Health)
  • Global aging in a warming world (Forbes)
  • A deeper look at human longevity genes (Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging)

  • Get the facts: Senior poverty rampant in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia has the highest percentage of seniors in poverty of the nation’s 10 largest cities, according to the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Find out more about local senior poverty statistics and their implications for seniors’ health and well-being.

    ‘Your favorite grandson’ helps seniors with computer technology

    By Linda L. Riley

    Lev Saunders is working on becoming everyone’s favorite grandson – the one they can call on when they need help with computers, printers, cell phones or other electronic gadgets.

    When elder financial abuse occurs within the family

    By Marcia Z. Siegal

    Financial exploitation is the fastest-rising form of elder abuse – costing seniors more than $36 billion each year – and more than half of those who victimize seniors financially are family members, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports.