Financial Exploitation: 8 Warning Signs

The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 and older has experienced some form of abuse in the past year. Financial abuse and exploitation is a growing, painful, and costly form of this abuse. The annual financial loss by victims of elder financial exploitation was estimated to be $2.9 billion in 2009, a 12% increase from 2008. Also, survivors of elder mistreatment suffer significantly higher levels of psychological distress than non victims. Seabury wants to provide you with tips and resources to help you spot and report abuse.

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What Happens to Your Digital Footprint After You Die? An End-of-Life Planning Check-List

From advanced directives to last will and testaments, end-of-life planning often focuses on medical and financial decisions. But what happens to our digital footprint after we die? And how can we plan ahead to protect our online accounts and information?

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Spiritual Resources for Retirement: What Congregations Can Do

What’s next? For the middle-aged among us, retirement looms, but often in a hazy distance. Given increasing lifespans and identities tied to work, when and whether to retire can be complicated, personal questions. Only the financial how of retirement is relatively straightforward and the subject of routine analysis. Almost entirely absent from discussion is the what of retirement. It is understood that the longtime worker is retiring from something. But what are they retiring to?

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Susie – Faces of Seabury

Susie is 72 and lives in NW, Washington, DC in the first house she bought with her husband of over 50 years. Originally from Tampa, Susie moved to DC for a position her husband had within the military. She has three children, eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren!

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William – Faces of Seabury

If William could pick one thing to be proud of in his life it would be his commitment to hard work. Born and raised in Washington, DC, he grew up with 5 brothers and 3 sisters and can still see many of his family members’ homes from the balcony of his apartment.

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A Year In Review: Fiscal Year 2015

Fiscal year 2015 was a great year for Seabury Resources for Aging and the older adults we serve. This month, Seabury released its FY2015 Annual Report, highlighting the many achievements during the previous year:

  • Seabury staff provided 27,691 case management and counseling hours to 1,278 clients
  • Seabury Age-In-Place® provided 666 yard work and house cleaning services
  • 306,000 meals were provided at nutition sites and delivered to homes
  • 4,100 Seabury volunteers provided 30,300 service hours
  • More than 276,000 trips were provided by Seabury Connector
  • Seabury welcomed Deborah Royster as our new Chief Executive Officer
  • Seabury Connector established the Connector Card program
  • The Seabury Resources for Aging Legacy Fund and the Joe Resch Fellowship were established to provide awards to graduate students specializing in the field of aging

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Ifé – Faces of Seabury

Ifé is a participant at one of Seabury’s Ward 5 ADRC nutrition sites and a district resident for the last 40 years. Originally from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Ifé has three children and four grandchildren. Her name means love in Yoruba, the language and name of her family’s ethnic group in Nigeria.  Ifé has a history of triumphing over adversity through her joyful, loving, and caring spirit.

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