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Program addresses senior driving


Courtesy of Home InsteaD Senior Care
Home Instead Senior Care’s Let’s Talk About Driving program aims to facilitate discussion and educate about safety and timing.

Independence comes in many forms – including a driver’s license. The thought of losing driving privileges is a concern for many seniors.

In North America, 87 percent of seniors are dependent on driving, according to a survey by Home Instead Senior Care, which recently moved from Mountain View to Sunnyvale.


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Avenidas partners with Lyft to boost service to seniors

Avenidas, the nonprofit social services agency, has formed an official partnership with the ride-sharing company Lyft to provide rides to seniors and help them get around town.

Avenidas’ Door to Door Transportation program currently provides 5,300 rides annually to seniors on the Peninsula. After a successful pilot program, it initiated the permanent arrangement with Lyft.

FBI warns seniors: Don't let criminals steal your identity

Identity theft is a significant problem for everyone, but seniors are a particularly vulnerable target. According to FBI reports, identity theft is the third most common scam, following telemarketing schemes and emails from Nigeria.

Identity theft occurs when an individual takes on your identity to execute fraud or a criminal act. The scammers access the information they need by stealing a wallet, ransacking trash or illegally using your bank account or credit information. The criminals may approach you through face-to-face interaction, over the telephone or on the Internet. They may request your personal information – or simply steal it.


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