Christina I Collins, CFP®, CPWA®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor

Resources for Seniors

AARP's Fraud Watch Network can help you spot and avoid scams. Sign up for free “watchdog alerts," review their scam-tracking maps, or call their toll-free fraud helpline at 877-908-3360 if you or a loved one suspect you've been a victim.

AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline

Watchdog Alert Sign Up

Scam-Tracking Map

 

IRS Tax Scams Consumer Alert                                                                            

Tax scams continue year-round. How to know it's really the IRS calling or knocking on your door.

A List of Tax Scams

Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts

 

7 Items to Leave at Home – Not in Your Wallet                              

Protecting your personal information helps stop identity theft.

AARP - Wallet Protection

 

Set-Up an Online Social Security Account

Why? Because it's not just a handy tool to manage your benefits. It can also help prevent your benefit payments from ending up in the hands of identity thieves.

https://secure.ssa.gov/RIR/CatsView.action

 

New LifeStyles

Your guide to senior communities and care providers.

https://www.newlifestyles.com/

 

Home Instead

​Home Instead Senior Care offers in-home care services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

https://www.homeinstead.com/

 

Alzheimer's Association

Visit the Alzheimer's Association website for information, care consult (24/7 helpline), and safety programs including MedicAlert 24-hour location service, support groups and trial match

www.alz.org

 

American Association of Daily Money Managers

Daily money managers offer services to ensure nothing falls through the cracks including necessities like paying monthly bills, assisting with tax records, balancing checkbooks, decoding medical bills, and negotiating with creditors. Other services may include notary services, payroll management, healthcare advocacy or acting in another fiduciary capacity.

https://secure.aadmm.com/

 

Local Transportation

A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. 

https://eldercare.acl.gov

 

Aging Life Care Professionals

Aging Life Care™, also known as geriatric care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. 

Aging Life Care Professionals - What You Need To Know

 

Start of Care – Home Health

This article consists of 7 sections including home safety, safety outside your home, fire safety, care safety, personal safety & security, financial safety and food safety.

100 Senior Safety Tips – A Comprehensive Guide

 

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

An online clearinghouse of educational resources related to LGBT aging that includes resources for caregivers.

www.nclrights.org

 

SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders)

The oldest and largest LGBT aging organization in the U.S. for support and information, call the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline at 877-360-LGBT or SAGE@LGBThotline.org

www.sageusa.org

 

Care.com

A resource to find caregivers you can hire directly.

www.care.com

 

 

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