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Seniors Who Rock 2020 – Rocked!

What a pleasure to honor Jean Dowell, Jim Johnson, and Barbara Kellar as our 2020 Seniors Who Rock.  We hope you enjoyed the online version of Seniors Who Rock, including the Virtual Happy Half-Hour before the program.  If you missed it, or you'd like to share it, the recording is now available on our YouTube…

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Ohio SMP Virtual Senior Consumer Protection Forum

Tune in on Thursday, June 11 @2pm WMKV - FM 89.3  Worries, uncertainty and even hope about Covid-19 options for testing and treatment make us all vulnerable to misinformation and scams.   Representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, the FBI, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, CGS Administrators & Ohio…

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Scammers Don’t Take a Break

Scammers are still working full time to get your Medicare number, your banking information and other details that allow them to steal from you.  Ohio SMP has added some new resources to help you recognize and avoid these scams and attempted fraud related to Covid-19. You can access these at Avoiding scams related to Covid-19…

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Help Fight Fraud: Volunteer!

Ohio Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) peer educators volunteer their time and talents to spreading the word about the latest scams that target Medicare beneficiaries.  Share Ohio SMP information at a community health fair, tell your golf buddies how to recognize suspected fraud, or give presentations to groups.  Watch for our billboards across Ohio, and join…

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Seniors Who Rock 2020 – Register Now

Registration is now open for Seniors Who Rock 2020.  There is NO FEE to register, but donations are welcome.  Your support for Seniors Who Rock helps Pro Seniors continue to provide critical services like ombudsman advocacy for people in nursing homes, education to avoid health care fraud and scams, and legal assistance for seniors facing…

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#GivingTuesdayNow, more than ever

Cinco de Mayo!  Taco Tuesday! & #GivingTuesdayNow! Now more than ever, seniors need access to advocacy, assistance and resources.  When you give to Pro Seniors, you empower Ohio seniors with information and advice about their rights and their options.  We are grateful that Pro Seniors' staff are able to work from home to continue to…

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Pro Seniors Welcomes New Board Members

At the Annual Meeting, on April 24, 2020, Pro Seniors’ executive director Dimity Orlet expressed gratitude to outgoing Board President, Josh Goode, of Barrett & Weber.  Josh has been on the Pro Seniors board since 2011, and has served in a number of leadership roles, including secretary, vice-president, and chair of the resource development committee. …

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On the Front Line: Long-Term Care Ombudsmen

Like our other staff, Jimmy is working from home. If you get a call from Jimmy, you may notice his assistant, Shorty, who participates in virtual visits with nursing home residents via FaceTime.   What happens on a virtual visit? "I set up calls with the administrators and discuss our role amid the crisis," says…

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Angels Among Us

While we traditionally think of seniors when we think of nursing homes, many residents are younger and have significant disabilities. Alan (not his real name) has a traumatic brain injury, which limits his ability to make sound decisions and makes it hard for him to regulate his emotions. He sometimes becomes physically aggressive as a…

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HRAP: Bridging the Justice Gap for Ohio Seniors.

Pro Seniors’ Legal Helpline offers no-cost legal advice to nearly 7,000 senior Ohioans every year. While many problems can be solved over the phone, some cannot. That’s why the Helpline Referral Attorney Panel (HRAP) was created. Our HRAP includes more than 60 private attorneys throughout Ohio who have agreed to accept referrals from the Helpline…

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