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2015 – 2016: Personal Care Home Administrator Training

Wednesday July 22nd 2015
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The Institute on Protective Services is now accepting registrations for the current fiscal year.  Please CLICK HERE to visit our new registration site and view our course offerings.  These trainings are open to Personal Care Home Administrators only. Please note: All staff attending the Institute trainings must create an individual profile with a unique...
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2015 – 2016 OAPS Training Calendar

Wednesday July 22nd 2015
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The Institute on Protective Services is now accepting registrations for the current fiscal year.  Please CLICK HERE to visit our new registration site and view our course offerings.  These trainings are open to Area Agency on Aging staff only. Please note: All staff attending the Institute trainings must create an individual profile with a...
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Phila. man gets 16-33 years for bilking vet out of $95,000

Wednesday July 1st 2015
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For much of the last four years, Shelton Thomas assumed the identity of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams in a bizarre scheme to bilk more than $95,000 from a World War II veteran whose lawn he mowed. On Monday, Thomas’ world could not have gotten more real – sentenced to 161/2 to 33 years...
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Emotional harm of elder financial abuse outweighs its financial damage

Wednesday July 1st 2015
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Financial abuse more frequently hurts senior citizens emotionally than it does financially, according to a recent survey of CPA financial planners. Thirty-seven percent of the 266 planners polled in the AICPA PFP Trends Survey in May rated the emotional impact of elder financial abuse as “substantial.” Yet just 5% rated the financial impact of...
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County task force takes aim at scams on elderly

Wednesday July 1st 2015
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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – York County’s Area Agency on Aging has launched a task force to investigate scams that target the elderly. The agency has teamed up with the district attorney’s office to educate seniors and investigate cases, and they’ll work with banks to monitor suspicious activity on accounts. So far, they’ve filed charges...
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Funeral-home owner avoids jail in theft of $300,000 and woman’s house

Monday June 22nd 2015
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THE ELDERLY women who sat on their front porches on a hot June afternoon while children played in the pool at the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center across the street found the case of Antoine Turay unbelievable. Turay, who runs Turay Memorial Funeral Chapel, on 22nd Street near Sergeant, in North Philadelphia, had just...
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Philadelphia Woman Charged With Stealing From Elderly And Deceased Bank Customers

Thursday June 18th 2015
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MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) – A Philadelphia woman is accused of stealing more than $430,000 from elderly bank customers. According to the Delaware County DA, 60-year-old Catherine Allman, of Philadelphia, stole the funds from both the elderly and the estates of the deceased over a 10-year period while she was working at Iron Workers Bank....
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Two brothers get 20 years for roofing scam targeting the elderly

Wednesday June 17th 2015
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Two brothers have been sentenced to 20 years for preying on the elderly, charging them exorbitant fees for shoddy roof work, DeKalb County authorities said Tuesday. Keith Ogles, 50, of Jonesboro, and Jeffrey Ogles, 52, of Griffin, who pleaded guilty to financial exploitation of the elderly and home repair fraud, must serve 10 of...
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Daughter of Pa. woman who froze to death in home is charged

Tuesday June 9th 2015
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This is no way for a 66-year-old woman to die: As the Associated Press reports, the thermostat of the Shamokin, Pa., home was at 56 degrees, but only because that was the lowest setting, the coroner testified. But the estimated the temperature inside the home was actually below freezing, and police later found the...
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Pa. group takes first steps to protect seniors

Tuesday June 9th 2015
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Statewide reforms to improve protections and justice for older Pennsylvanians are in the works. A state Supreme Court committee is examining the proposed expansion of a rule that allows the courts to preserve testimony of victims who might not be available to testify if a case languishes in the system. The rule may be...
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