Month: November 2018

Know the Signs of Elder Abuse this Holiday Season

Elderly Man walking down the road in the winterThe holidays are a great time to catch up with family and friends. It is also a good time to check in on how elderly loved ones are doing. Make sure routine daily tasks are taken care of, such as cooking, cleaning, and bathing. It’s also important to be vigilant against elder abuse which happens far more often than we might think. Unfortunately, it is estimated that only 1 in 25 cases of financial exploitation are reported, according to a Metlife study. Elderly people may be reluctant to report abuse or exploitation due to shame, denial, fear of being placed in a nursing home, fear of retaliation, guilty feeling, fear the abuser will get in trouble. By knowing the signs, you can help prevent elder abuse.

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The Robocall Epidemic: How You Can Protect Your Information And Fight Back

Hand holding a cell phoneIf your phone rings today, chances are, it’s probably spam. New research suggests you’ll get more than one robocall inthe next 24 hours. If you do decide to pick up, you’ll more than likely be greeted by a familiar computerized voice playing a pre-recorded message. These automated calls, which can end up in your voicemail box, usually contain official-sounding, personal, and even alarming instructions. Watch out, because often, these spam calls claim to be a company, insurer, or bank you do business with. You’ve probably noticed you’re getting way more of these spam calls now than at any time in recent years — a trend that will unfortunately continue. A new report from the telecommunications firm First Orion says that by next year, half of the mobile phone calls we get will be spam.

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Mo Show Live with Old Black Bear Brewing Co. President Todd Seaton

Todd Seaton & Morris LilienthalThe next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, November 7th at 3:00 PM Central Time and will feature Todd Seaton, President of Old Black Bear Brewing Company. Morris and Todd will be discussing the rise in micro-breweries, the brewing process, the ups and downs of owning a small business, and Todd’s story of how he founded Old Black Bear. Todd founded Old Black Bear in 2011 with his wife Dawn Seaton. During the early years, Todd continued to work at Teledyne Brown Engineering while brewing beer on the weekends and marketing to bars and restaurants at night. He has also worked as a programmer at COLSA Corporation and as a Supervisor at Arrow Aluminum Industries. Todd is a 2004 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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