# Senior citizens
The AARP Golden Roadmap: A Guide for New Yorkers 50+
The AARP New York chapter has released a new policy roadmap, "NY State Blueprint for Action," to address the challenges that New Yorkers aged 50 and up face. This demographic accounts for more than a third of the state's population and contributes approximately $600 billion yearly to the state's economy. Furthermore, they have a sizable volunteer base and voting bloc.
Sentencing Continues In $9.5 Million Sweepstakes Elder Scam
Sentencing is continuing in an elder scam case that involved fraudulent sweepstakes winnings. According to an official release from the IRS, Tony Akinbobola, of Toronto, Ontario, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering. In addition to his prison sentence, he was ordered to pay $111,870.25 in restitution.
Florida Tops the 2023 List of Best Places to Retire in the United States
A new survey by Bankrate has revealed the top 10 states to retire in for 2023 and Florida has come out as the #1 choice by those polled. The index used to measure the individual states looked at factors such as affordability, wellness, culture, weather, and crime.
A proposal for issuing $500 monthly checks to St. Louis senior homeowners has been filed by North City alderman
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen passed a bill last month to use millions in federal funds to supply $500 monthly payments for 18 months to 400+ households with school children. Alderman Laura Keys wants a similar arrangement for the city's senior citizen homeowners, according to a news report.
Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center is 'Closed Until Further Notice' to Recover from Water Damage
The Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center is "closed until further notice" as repairs are underway to repair water damage from the recent ice storm as quickly as possible. This could affect short-term plans for citizens seeking tax assistance from AARP's tax aide staff.
82-Year-Old Elderly AZ Woman Works at Walmart to Pay her Medical Bills; Customer Starts GoFundMe and Raises Over $130K
An 82-year-old disabled elderly woman works at the Walmart in Apache Junction, AZ, and she says she loves it, thanks to many positive interactions with customers. She has to work to pay her medical bills to several hospitals. One Walmart shopper takes notice and starts a GoFundMe and puts a video on TikTok that goes viral.
The Kindness of Strangers: Viral TikTok Video Helps Raise Over $110,000 For 82-Year-Old Walmart Greeter
Walmart customers and social media viewers nationwide have contributed to the cause. Walmart Greeter Carmen KellyPhoto bytiktok.com/@rustywarrenknockersupgal; media-purposed. This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets:TikTok, 12 News.com, and GoFundMe.com.
82-Year-Old Elderly Black Woman Arrested and Told 'Don't Cry' by Valley, AL Officer Because She Can't Afford $77.80 Bill
An 82-year-old elderly woman from Valley, Alabama was arrested after "failing to pay" her delinquent trash bill. Many people are outraged that a small town would arrest a little old lady, and make her go to court over something so trivial. Apparently, they are hurting for trash revenue in Valley, Alabama.
Meals on Wheels Kicks off Subaru Share the Love Event
(November 21, 2022 – Walnut Creek) Subaru’s 15th Share the Love Event kicked off on November 17th. To celebrate Subaru’s longtime support of Meals on Wheels Diablo Region, Sherry Nadworny, Director of Development and Community Relations, brought sweet treats to the Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek.
Social Security Beneficiaries Can Look Forward to Receiving 8.7 Percent COLA Increase In January
Photo courtesy of Foxtrending.com/Social SecurityFoxtrending.com. Millions of Social Security recipients will get an 8.7% boost in their benefits in 2023. The historic increase was announced this morning. The news was a pleasant announcement for American retirees and others, but it’s tempered by the fact that it’s fueled by high inflation that’s raised the cost of everyday living for all Americans.
Holiday Donations Needed for Local Senior Citizens
Kevin and Alice Prendergast assemble gift bags for local senior citizens as part of Project Self-Sufficiency's Earth Angels initiative.Project Self-Sufficiency. Project Self-Sufficiency is currently seeking monetary donations and gift cards to local stores to be distributed to senior citizens as part of the agency’s Earth Angels initiative. During mid-December, students in the New Jersey Youth Corps high school diploma program at Project Self-Sufficiency will stuff festive bags with the cards and gifts; the items will be delivered by volunteers and Project Self-Sufficiency staff to homebound seniors during the week leading up to Christmas. Along with monetary contributions, the agency is seeking the donation of gift cards from local retailers, including Kohl’s, Shop Rite, Stop & Shop, Wal-Mart, Weis and the hair salons at the Homestead and Liberty Towers senior residences.
Man Sentenced to Prison For Lottery Scam, Taking Millions From the Elderly
A College Park, Georgia man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for taking advantage of elderly people in a lottery scam that cost victims millions. Credit: Simple Images (Getty Images)
Could a Large Social Security COLA Increase Put Retirees in a Higher Tax Bracket?
Photo Courtesy of Fox Business/Social SecurityFox Business. Counting down to Social Security COLA: Taking time to add up the costs is essential. Everyone knows receiving more money in your check is always a positive thing. Especially if you are retired and living on a monthly fixed income. Anytime you have to pay more money for groceries, receiving news of additional income is welcoming.
The Most Loved U.S. Cities For Retirement
Once upon a time, most Americans thought Florida had the best city for retirement. But times are changing fast because of inflation, housing demands, and rising living costs. Researchers did a study. The results say these are the new cities best suited for American retirees.
Social Security Benefits Could See The Largest Increase Since 1981
Photo courtesy of Fox Business/Social SecurityFox Business. Social Security is getting ready to announce the Cost Of Living Increase in October. Each year, usually in October, the Social Security Administration announces the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase for the following year. With the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September 2022 set to be released on Oct. 13, the COLA should be announced around that same time.
Disabled Retiree Who Lost Home Receives Settlement In Tax Battle
A disabled retiree has finally received an $85,000 settlement following a property tax battle that ultimately cost her over $200,000 in equity, and her residence itself. According to a report by The Standard-Times, New Bedford, Massachusetts resident Deborah Foss, 67, lost her home and over $200,000 in equity over a rather paltry $10,000 in tax debt.
Norfolk Virginia Zoo Free Admission For Seniors In September
Don't miss out on this fantastic free admission deal for seniors. Entrance to Norfolk's Virginia Zoo (Virginia Zoological Park).By Mytwocents at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Men Headed to Prison After Targeting Senior Citizens In $20 Million Scam
Two men from Arizona and California, respectively, are headed to prison after conducting a dental franchise investment scam involving wire fraud and money laundering. The IRS Criminal Investigation division investigated the case. In an official release, the agency noted that from 2011 through 2017, David Alcorn of Scottsdale, AZ, and Aghee William Smith II, from Roseville, CA, operated their scheme out of Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, and Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Florida Senior Citizens Continues to Voice Their Concerns about Being Excluded From $450 Stimulus Check
Photo Courtesy of McKenzie Marco/UnsplashMcKenzie Marco. Seniors citizens across the United States are being left out of the states stimulus check efforts. I remember growing up as a child, the adults always talked about retiring and moving to Florida. The state of Florida has been known as “The Retirement State” It was considered an American dream to retire from your job and move into an expensive beach home, and purchase a boat to enjoy while spending time in Key West Florida. Today, Florida is still considered a retirement state, for some senior citizens who live there said they are struggling financially. In a recent article I wrote, Florida’s Senior Citizens said the $450 stimulus check would have given them some relief. Some Seniors are having to choose between food or paying their rent/mortgages.