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Consult with a trusted person before making any
large purchases or investments.
Do not provide personal information (i.e. Social
Security number, credit card, ATM PIN number) over
the phone unless you placed the call and know with
whom you are speaking.
If you hire someone to help you in your home,
ensure that they have been properly screened with
criminal background checks completed. Ask for
certifications when appropriate.
Talk with an attorney about creating a durable
power of attorney for asset management; a living
will; a revocable, or living, trust; and health care
About Eldercare Locator
The Eldercare Locator is the first step to finding
resources for older adults in any U.S. community and
a free national service of the U.S. Administration
on Aging (AoA) that is administered by the National
Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Contact
the Eldercare Locator at 800.677.1116 or
There can be no better holiday gift for your loved
ones than to fearlessly ensure their financial
health and well-being. Letís make sure that the
evil-doers out there know there are no turkeys
Wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration from
our family to yours.
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