Helping Alabama’s Seniors Combat Financial Fraud, Abuse and Victimization

Helping Alabama’s Seniors Combat Financial Fraud, Abuse and Victimization By Clint Niemeyer, Public Information Specialist Alabama Securities Commission   More than any other segment of the U.S. population, our state and nation’s senior citizens are attractive targets for scams and financial exploitation by unscrupulous financial predators. Studies reveal that financial exploitation of seniors costs more
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Area Agencies on Aging: Local Leaders in Community Living

Alabama’s 13 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) has provided programs and services to seniors, caregivers and individuals with disabilities for over 40 years. For the complete brochure, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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NEW DEMENTIA BOOKLET NOW AVAILABLE!

M4A is pleased to announce our brand new booklet entitled “Dementia Friendly Professionals and Caregivers”.  This publication was written and designed by Jan Neal, Jan Neal Law Firm, LLC who is our Legal Service Provider. The 20-page booklet is an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to become Dementia Knowledgeable; Dementia Sensitive; and Dementia Responsive. M4A is
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Feeding Frenzy News Coverage: M4A's Nutrition Home-bound Meals

To watch the live news clip by WIAT please click here The news article was written by Jamie Ostroff, WIAT reporter PELL CITY, Ala. (WIAT) — Local programs that serve the elderly across Alabama are running low on money. Agencies, like the Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging, or M4A, are forced to put homebound
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Scam Alert: Jury Duty Phone Scam

The U.S. Marshals Service for the Middle District of Alabama would like to warn the public of an ongoing jury duty phone scam. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, the scammer poses as a U.S. Marshal Deputy Marshal or other law enforcement officials and tells victims that they have missed federal jury duty. They then
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Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) Military Programs and Website

The Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) and the Investor Protection Trust (IPT) are the major sponsors for our Veteran’s Caregiver conference on June 14th in the City of Jasper.  Our sponsors are very strong partners with M4A and the other local Area Agencies on Aging in Alabama and we value their dedication to protect Alabama’s consumers
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St. Clair County Commission's Resolution

Important Update: M4A is proud to announce the St. Clair County Commission has passed a resolution in support of M4A and our BBQ Fundraiser Event. To see the resolution please click HERE
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2017 Senior Picnic in honor of Older American's Month

M4A is excited to announce the 2017 Senior Picnics in honor of Older American’s Month. Please join us for this time of Free food, fun, and music. For more information about each county’s event please click the button with your counties name. Older Americans Month 2017 Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads
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Dementia and Wandering

M4A is passionate about educating our communities about Alzheimers and other types of Dementia. The article below was provided by Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama and it talks about the risk of wandering. Please take a moment to read this informative article.  THIS ARTICLE WAS PROVIDED BY ALZHEIMER’S OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. Forecast:  60% Chance of Wandering
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M4A's Town Halls

M4A HELD FIVE SEPARATE COUNTY TOWN HALL MEETINGS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH. THE PURPOSE OF THE EVENTS WAS TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY ON THE TOP NEEDS FACING OLDER ADULTS, PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITH DISABILITIES, AND THEIR CAREGIVERS. M4A ALSO RECEIVED OVER 240 COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT FORMS. BELOW IS THE HIGHEST NEEDS IDENTIFIED
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Senior Smiles and Health

Senior Smiles and Health Written by: Dr. Lillian Mitchell, UAB School of Dentistry If eyes are the windows to the soul, then what is a smile?  A smile often tells a person’s mood or how they are feeling.  A healthy smile also gives clues to overall health.  As we age, it is important to maintain
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SCAM ALERT- Brain Boosters

One of M4A’s goals is to educate the people it serves about potentially dangerous scams. This week we found this great article done by a writer for the Federal Trade Commission. Please take the time and read this article about the risk of buying “Brain Booster” drugs.  The Federal Trade Commission is a very respected
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UAB recruiting for clinical trials involving seniors

Here at M4A we want to get the information out about all different of types things that can help the seniors we serve. In talking with Christina Crowe, Director of Communications with the UAB Center of Exercise Medicine/ REACT Center/MR3 Network, we found out about this clinical trial being held at UAB. We have included
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M4A's THE BOOK- A Sneak Peak

GREAT NEWS M4A PARTNERS! M4A should have its new booklet entitled “The Book” – a Guide for Help, Information, and Resources available in hard copy and electronically in the upcoming weeks. We are excited to announce “The Book” because we feel that it will assist our partners and consumers in understanding what M4A has to
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Senior Meal Challenge

M4A’s Elderly Nutrition Program is launching it’s 2017 Senior Meal Challenge campaign to raise additional funds to remove over 900 homebound seniors from our waiting list and provide them with nutritious delivered meals. Alabama is ranked as one of the top 10 states in the nation with the highest rates of food insecurities for seniors.
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Our New Website!

M4A is excited to announce that our new website has launched. Our new website is designed to better assist the individuals and professionals that we serve on a daily basis. One of our most prominent new features is our “Ask an Expert” button. We wanted to make accessing our team as easy as possible. Now
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