Officials say 90,000 older adults in Michigan are victims of elder abuse and neglect every year
Bert Copple, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Birmingham, says that times have changed since Sunday dinners at Grandma’s house — that more and more seniors are eating alone.
“We can do 99 percent of our yoga postures from the chair…”
Some Detroit seniors, scared about safety in the city, are choosing to arm themselves,
“A recent study found that nearly a third of the ER visits by seniors to hospitals deal specifically with falls or similar emergencies.”
“Ensuring that more older adults have the opportunity to be healthy, independent and productive individuals in age-friendly communities that support their needs will be critical as the state plans for the future,” Snyder said.
Aaron Levine of the Bank of America says that children are often a priority put ahead of preparing for old age.
“Our elder population, they’re more vulnerable,” says Virgil Smith,
The Better Business Bureau has established a program called Senior Scene which encourages senior citizens to be on the lookout for scams targeting seniors and to report them to authorities.
Redford police are looking for a man who’s been pretending to be a cop to rip off local seniors.