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Why can’t we get a handle on scams targeting the elderly? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - September 11, 2022

Older adults, who are more used to face-to-face interactions, are particularly vulnerable.

Casey urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to safeguard seniors against payment app scams

BY: - September 6, 2022

Citing an increase in scams involving peer-to-peer payment apps during the pandemic, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to increase protections for those who use the services. Apps such as Venmo, Zelle, CashApp and PayPal  have become more popular, and are increasingly being used by scammers to defraud older […]

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The three things the Pa. Legislature did in 2021 to help older Pennsylvanians | Ray E. Landis

BY: - January 4, 2022

From tele-health to broadband expansion, lawmakers advanced critical pieces of legislation.

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Our next big policy challenge: Safe and affordable housing for our aging population | Ray E. Landis

BY: - November 4, 2021

We want seniors to 'age in place' -- but that's not as easy as it sounds for many Americans.

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America is aging rapidly. Our policies need to keep pace | Ray E. Landis

BY: - October 21, 2021

In many ways, Pa. is a laboratory for what the rest of the country is beginning to experience as its population ages.

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We have to reverse COVID’s blow to American life expectancy. Here’s how | Ray E. Landis

BY: - August 22, 2021

Guaranteeing the future of Social Security and Medicare are two good places to start

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Report: Number of Americans who need long-term care will double by 2065 | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 30, 2021

By age 90, more than half of all U.S. adults require help bathing, eating, and with other activities of daily life.

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How our post-truth age has made it easier for scammers targeting the elderly to flourish | Ray E. Landis

BY: - May 18, 2021

It is troubling to contemplate the number of people who are susceptible to this kind of lie, which targets some of our most vulnerable.

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My family’s long-term care story – and what it says about the challenges we all face | Ray E. Landis

BY: - May 2, 2021

There's no one way to do it, but we need to do a better job of preparing families for the decisions that are coming.

Amended health order aims to get vaccines to homebound Pennsylvanians

BY: - April 26, 2021

During an appearance in Reading on Monday morning, Wolf, joined by administration officials and local lawmakers, said the administration had amended its vaccine administration order to allow vaccine providers to partner with local entities to administer vaccines statewide.

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Older drivers and Public Safety: Preserve their independence by improving public transit | Ray E. Landis

BY: - April 15, 2021

Senior-friendly ride-sharing services, more neighborhood amenities, the potential for driverless cars – all offer alternatives that can help Pennsylvania’s growing older population avoid isolation.

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The COVID-19 pandemic taught us brutal lessons in 2020. Will we heed them in 2021? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - December 30, 2020

The question for the future will be whether the people who died of COVID-19, and the families who suffered, will be written off as a tragic consequence of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, or whether their sacrifice can lead to a better system.