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Presbyterian Villages of Michigan is committed to serving seniors and communities. It’s our goal to be a first-line provider of resources, including information. Aging should be an adventure, not a scary trip!

In the PVM Blog, the experts at PVM will regularly publish articles and information. Topics may range from smart ways to age in place in your long-time home, to tips on how to shop for a senior community. We will have articles on transportation, wellness, nutrition, technology, activities, outlook-on-life, and more.

All of the PVM staff will be glad to help families stay connected. Talk to the staff at your community. We are all in this together!

This month’s column was co-written with Lyndsey Malkovich, an intern from Oakland University’s Wellness, Health Promotion, & Injury Prevention Program.

Every day many more scams get reported. Once one becomes a victim the money is usually gone for good. They are very smart about finding ways to prevent recouping lost money.  The Oakland County Health Division is warning the community of a phone scam targeting older adults via a caller impersonating Oakland County Health Division employees. In these calls they are requesting a social security number and Medicare numbers for supposed billing, a Medicare breach, or to determine if the target is eligible for a knee brace. Oakland County wants to get the word out that they do not contact residents to request personal or protected information over the phone.

Elder abuse and exploitation is at an all time high. Daily we see reports and news about horrific physical abuse and neglect as well as scam artists stealing millions of dollars from unsuspecting seniors. Sadly many of the perpetrators are family members or other persons of trust.

This month we have a special guest columnist, Lyndsey Malkovich, a student intern from Oakland University’s Wellness, Health Promotion & Injury Prevention program.