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Posted By Linda Riley

Don’t fall for imposters claiming to be from the government

The Administration on Community Living (ACL) has heard from a number of people who have received emails falsely claiming they are from the Administration on Aging (AoA) and Edwin Walker requesting personal and financial information. These emails are a Phishing scam.

  • ACL will never ask for your Social Security number.
  • ACL will not ask you to send a check in order to access a benefit.
  • You can always contact the agency at (202) 401-4634 to check to see if a message is valid.
  • Posted By Linda Riley

    Family caregivers would get a tax break in bill pending in Congress

    The Credit for Caring Act would provide some financial relief to family caregivers who work by helping with the cost of services such as in-home care, adult day care, respite care, and other types of support. Specifically, the bill would give eligible family caregivers the opportunity to receive a tax credit for 30% of qualified expenses above $2,000 paid to help a loved one, up to a maximum credit of $3,000.

    Posted By Abbey Porter

    Webinar to address cost-modeling CBO services for health care partnership success

    For community-based organizations interested in working with health care partners, the Aging and Disability Business Institute will hold the webinar Cost-Modeling CBO Services for Health Care Partnership Success at 1 p.m. Friday, June 2.

    Posted By Abbey Porter

    ‘Art is Ageless’ reception, exhibit to feature intergenerational art

    An opening reception for NewCourtland Senior Services’ “Art is Ageless,” an exhibit celebrating the power of intergenerational art and the collaborations that result from seniors, students and professional artists working together, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Philadelphia Senior Center on the Avenue of the Arts, 509 S. Broad St.

    CAPTION: Acting can be fun and rewarding for both experienced and non-experienced actors. (iStock)
    Posted By Abbey Porter

    Considering acting? Give it a go

    Marie Ryan’s son John gave her an unusual gift for her 75th birthday: acting lessons. That was 12 years ago, and since then, Ryan has had nearly 60 acting jobs – and counting. The ones she brags about: appearances on the TV shows “Law & Order,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and “The Sopranos,” as well as a role in the movie “That Awkward Moment,” in which she played the grandmother of Zac Efron’s character. In addition to TV shows and movies, Ryan has done commercials, print ads and a music video. “Of course, I play old lady parts,” she says.

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