Bulletin Today | News RoundupsThe video is disturbing. Shot on a cell phone, the 10-minute clip shows a team of 12- and 13-year-old boys harassing their 68-year-old school bus monitor, Karen Klein, with insults, profanity and threats. But since kids from the Greece, New York, school bus uploaded the bullying video to YouTube, Klein has received an international outpouring of sympathy–and cash.
Bulletin Today | Home & Family | Money & Savings | Your LifeHealth and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday that a coordinated federal effort has been put in place to address the devastating and increasing problem of elder financial abuse. At a White House forum on elder abuse and financial exploitation, Sebelius says a $5.5 million grant under the Affordable Care Act will be used to create a federal elder justice coordination team, including officials from the Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). That team will examine previously “fragmented” elder abuse initiatives …
Bulletin Today | News RoundupsIn California, independent insurance agent Glenn Neasham was sentenced to 90 days in jail for selling a complicated annuity plan to an 83-year-old woman who shows signs of dementia. It’s a case that has elder abuse advocates cheering, but which sends “shivers down the spines” of American insurance agents.
Your LifeHello there blog readers – Jenn here talking to you today from an unseasonably warm and snow-free Chicago. (Thumbs up!) Following up on our post from a few weeks ago about cracking down on financial elder abuse in Illinois, I was talking with staff lead Ryan Gruenenfelder about what else is cooking down in Springfield this session and how AARP will be involved. He told me about an interesting battle that keeps cropping up over some increased protections that are now part of …
Bulletin Today | News RoundupsThe National Council on Aging has released a list of the ‘Top 10 Scams’ targeting older adults … A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services says only one out of every seven errors that harm Medicare patients while hospitalized gets reported … And more.
Bulletin Today | News RoundupsThough the President’s overall jobs plan has been languishing in a divided Congress, the veteran’s jobs package—including a provision to give companies tax credits for hiring unemployed military veterans and a job-training program for vets—passed the Senate yesterday 94-1.