"How To Spot and Stop Scammers"

By Sanjay Mathur,
Cyber Security Evangelist

In the brave new world of cyberspace, strangers hide behind a website, an email address or under an assumed, social identity. We cannot see and judge them. They could be spoofing as a medical practitioner or a tax collector.

We do not even know if it is a real person or an automated program, a robocall or just a bot.

So, we must extend our childhood learning of cautious living to cyberspace.

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"How I Stay Fit At 55"
--Saili Gosula

Age: 55
BA in Math and Computer Science, MS in Computer Science
Occupation: Business Owner of Active In-Home Therapy

Residence: Redwood Shores, CA

Q: You have been working hard for some time to get back into shape. What motivates you?

I've always been an exerciser. I love it and rarely go a day without exercising. But as I grew older, my body changed in ways I did not like and my regular routine was not enough.

I wanted more time to exercise and I wanted to exercise harder. I wanted to see results.


"Road Tripping Through The American Southwest With My Grandnephew"

--Don Mankin, The Adventure Geezer

“It’s crazy,” my grandnephew exclaimed as we approached the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

I heard Aaron say that often over
the next several days as the two of us explored the national parks and monuments of northern Arizona and southern Utah.

Aaron, 23, has spent most of his life in Florida so, for him the canyons, cliffs and mountains of the American Southwest were like something from another world.


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"How a Woman’s Unique Background Gave Rise to a Powerful Pain Management Product"

Every day for 15 years, Stacy Cason treated patients suffering from various medical issues, many of whom dealt with chronic pain.

“They were hurting, and often, the end result of that was turning to opioids,” Stacy said.

As an anesthesiology nurse practitioner, Stacy witnessed firsthand the rise of the opioid pandemic in the United States.

The U.S. makes up just 4.4% of the world’s population but consumes more than 80% of the world’s opioids.

And it was witnessing that crisis and the devastating impacts on patients and their families that ultimately led Stacy to found her company--Planetarie, the world's first ever USDA-certified organic CBDa manufacturer and distributor.

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Visit: https://planetarie.com/

"A Cautionary Tale"
--I.G. Powell

"Negotiating The Medical And Legal Establishments Will Wear You Down Like The Sun Melts A Block Of Ice On A 100 Degree Day" 

The experiences in the following narrative are my own personal ones. Hopefully, you will be more prepared than I was.

A perfect storm of circumstances put me in a most precarious situation. The death of my mother-in-law, a brother-in-law and husband in less than three years catapulted me to position of personal representative for the brother–in-law and my husband.

Who knew that the death of a woman almost 99 years old would set off a chain of events that could be so fraught with tension and so costly?


Reverse Mortgage

Need Extra Money?
--Marilyn Brown Ross, Open Mortgage

With over 15 year’s experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, I can help answer your questions about reverse mortgages."

Q: Will the bank own my house?

A: The bank does not take ownership of your Home. They simply extend a loan.

To learn if a reverse mortgage is right for you, call 408.722.0010.

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Ask Larry
--Larry Hayes, A050 Publisher

“My Doctor Treats Me Like I’m Stupid And Ready To Kick The Bucket"
--Sally, 90, San Jose, CA

A: Some of my older friends often complain that their doctors don’t really listen to them because the belief that older people aren’t resilient and won’t recover from illness.

In other words, “not long for this world” so, why bother with treatment.

Rubbish. Smacks of ageism.

If you feel that your doctor doesn’t treat you as a real person, find another doctor. Personally, I have not--knowingly--experienced ageism in healthcare but know that it exists.

Warning Signs
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month!

Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which means it gets worse over time and the person affected eventually loses the ability to accomplish daily tasks.

Memory loss, such as frequently forgetting names, words or new information, is typically one of the first warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

Part of Alzheimer’s disease awareness is knowing the symptoms so you can recognize them in a loved one who may be developing Alzheimer’s.

Symptoms to look out for include:
• Memory loss confusion with time or place
• Trouble planning, organizing
or solving problems
• Communication struggles
• Misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps
• Mood and personality changes

The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner someone can work with their medical team to optimize the treatment of physical and mental health conditions. 

For more information, visit the doctors of Physicians Medical Group of San Jose, CA. Call 888.988.8682 or visit pmgmd.com.

Ideal Gift!
"Social Insecurity"
--John Donaghue

“Social Insecurity” is a new, funny book for anyone who plans on getting old someday.

Charming, witty, crazy, offbeat, happy comics by John Donaghue, award-winning art director and creator of Under Cardiac Arrest comics that appear regularly in The Scoop.

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Expect The Unexpected
--Evelyn (Evie) Preston

All things change! Expect the unexpected. Both share my mantra for seniors–and investors.

Nothing stays static. Rules, laws
and practices long considered to be chiseled in stone may be wiped out in one vote.

Whether positive or negative, change is in the eye of the affected.


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Don't Be Shy.
Ask For A Senior Discount!

Taking advantage of senior citizen discounts may reduce your retirement costs and free up funds for other activities.

Here's a partial list.
• Denny’s and IHOP offer a 55-plus menu with discounted prices

• Amazon Prime offers a discounted membership to those with a Medicaid card

• Kohl’s offers a senior discount of 15% every Wednesday

• Marriott offers a 15% discount or more to those 62 and older on stays at participating locations

• Best Western gives older Americans 15% off when booking reservations

• Amtrak offers 10% off on most rail fares for older Americans

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"Don't Let the Old Man In"
--Clint Eastwood & Toby Keith

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