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While it may be a struggle for some older adults to to attend concerts, lectures and other art events, it doesn'’t mean they lose their passion for the arts. 

Seniors are often inviting targets for financial fraud because of the substantial assets they've accumulated over their lifetimes. A 2010 Investor Protection Trust  Elder Fraud Survey showed that more than seven million older Americans,– one out of every five citizens over the age of 65 – have been victimized by a financing swindle, involving everything from reverse mortgages to precious metals.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Twin Towers senior living community have created a new Artist-in-Residence program, through which a pair of CCM student artists will live on one of Twin Towers’ campuses, rent-free. In return, the students will perform one recital each month and invite community members to attend open rehearsals and discussions.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, individuals 65 years and older will make up 19% of the U.S. population by the year 2030, an estimated 72 million people. And many experts predict the number of older Americans will put severe pressure on families, communities and governments. 

  Many people think that, as a group, seniors -those over 65 - don't use or even understand new technologies. But according to a study conducted by Link-age, a research company focusing on the aging population, that perception is far from accurate. The study found that more than 80% of seniors actively use technology to access information or connect with family and friends.

  

A local music therapy program for senior citizens

Nov 14, 2014

James Rosenberger is a Certified Clinical Musician who created a program called Audible Therapies in 2006, offering therapeutic music and storytelling to seniors in all manner of living arrangements. He visited with our Anne Arenstein recently to discuss his work and the impact it has on senior citizens.

  It can be physical, verbal, emotional, financial or a matter of neglect, but elder abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. Some studies indicate that 1 in 10 seniors have suffered some form of abuse at least once. Representatives of elder abuse prevention shelters from seven states met last week in Mason for a symposium to strengthen the network of shelters that protect victims of elder abuse. The nine existing shelters in the U.S. have come together to form the SPRiNG Alliance.