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Approaching Alzheimer’s: First Responder Training

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Make your first response the right response. The Alzheimer’s disease epidemic continues to grow. As a first responder. it’s critical to be prepared to face it in your community. People wit...

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Avoiding Scams and Fraud for Older Adults -The Top 5 Financial Scams Targeting Older Adults

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Key Takeaways Scams targeting older adults are on the rise. In 2022, there were 88,262 complaints of fraud resulting in $3.1 billion in losses from people age 60+. The most common financial scams tar...

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Seniors Health & Fitness Fair on December 7, 2023 at 10:00 AM

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 25-Months Imprisonment on Federal Identity Theft, Fraud Charges

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A U.S. District judge sentenced a man from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to 25 months imprisonment after he admitted to participating in an identity theft and fraudulent check scheme. Ja...

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Social Security employee pleads guilty to stealing government benefits

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ATLANTA – Latonja Goodrum, a former Social Security employee who used her position to steal benefits from disabled Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries, has pleaded guilty to a federal cha...

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The Justice Department Issues Fifth Annual Elder Justice Report

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Earlier today, the Justice Department issued  its fifth annual report to Congress its efforts to combat elder fraud and abuse. The report summarizes the Department’s extensive efforts during the repor...

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Jamaican National Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charge in Connection with Fraudulent Lottery Scheme that Targeted Elderly Americans

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A Jamaican national, who was previously extradited to the United States from Jamaica, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina in connection with a fraudule...

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Caregiver arrested, accused of stealing from patient, 77, in Cherokee County

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AJC CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY A caregiver was arrested Wednesday after officials in Cherokee County said she stole thousands of dollars from her patient. Ebony Michelle Mitchell, 48, is facing six co...

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Largest-Ever Verdict in Bibb County Reached in Negligence Case Involving Abuse of Developmentally Disabled Man

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Total Care Community Living is on the hook for $118 million following a jury verdict reached last week which found the company negligent in allowing a severely disabled man in Macon to be abused by it...

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Behavioral Health for Professionals 988: Answering the Call for Stronger Suicide Prevention Efforts

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Key Takeaways While older adults only make up 12% of the U.S. population, they account for 18% of all suicide deaths. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline aims to expand crisis care access to older...