Don’t Fall for Impostors’ Scams
From: Madison Gas and Electric
MGE customers are reporting fraudulent calls from impostors claiming to work for MGE. These impostors attempt to collect money for past-due accounts and/or upgrades or repairs to utility meters. The scammers give instructions to pay with a prepaid debit card or with a wire transfer and often threaten immediate disconnection. This is not MGE.
On the phone:
Do not provide your Social Security number, credit card numbers or bank account information to anyone who requests the information during an unsolicited phone call.
At your home or business:
Don’t be fooled:
Help stop impostors from trying to victimize others.
If you’ve been approached, please:
A recent study has shown brain-stimulating activities (card games, puzzles, video games) as well as computer usage can help reduce memory issues in seniors.
Here’s an excellent article:
With that in mind, make sure you check out the activities offered here at Madison’s North/Eastside Senior Coalition
Even on these cold days there are still ways to stay active. You could do some exercises around your house or even go to the mall and walk around.
Here’s a nice article on staying active and 11 exercises you can do today!
Article: 11 Exercises You Can Do
If you are one of the faithful who checks our website on the first of each month looking for updates, I’m sorry to say that this January you will be disappointed. Not because we do not have new content – we do – but because we are having some technical difficulties that are keeping us from updating.
Last week one of our computers gave up the ghost. This was our computer that hosted our website software and published our website to the internet. This computer, we fondly recall, was once struck by lightning and has been through many years of repairs and upgrades (thanks to the hard work of DaneNet). It has served us well, but its day has come. We were fortunate to have enough funding to purchase a new computer which will serve as the new “project” computer, hosting our graphic design software, web design software, and other large programs which require newer systems. This is good news!
The bad news is that there will be a period of a couple weeks before our new computer arrives that we will be unable to perform certain computer-dependent tasks, such as updating our website. Fortunately we are still able to post information to our blog, and in the meantime we will put the new January information here.
With yard signs, bumper stickers, and candidates’ ads abounding, it would be nearly impossible not to notice our impending presidential election on November 4th! Senior adults have historically shown a committed turnout at the polls. Here at NESCO we encourage Madison’s older adults and their advocates to continue that trend by voting to represent seniors and their diverse concerns as they related to healthcare, economic issues, energy consumption, and other issues of domestic and international importance. Read More
At NESCO we have always prided ourselves on providing quality content for seniors in a variety of forms, including our monthly newsletter, our website, and materials here at our office. In order to expand on the information that we offer, we have created this blog, the Golden Extra. This will be a place to find up-to-date information on issues concerning senior adults, their families, caregivers, and volunteers. We will also be posting information specific to NESCO services and programs, including the Caregivers Support Group, Case Management, Cultural Diversity Programs (Latino and African American), Home Chore Program, Intergenerational Program, Senior Dining Site, and Senior Programs.
What is the best way to use this blog? You can check frequently to see what general information has been posted, which will always appear on the front page. Or you can do a more specific search by entering keywords in the search field (right sidebar). Every time we post an article we will include a category; if you are interested in information on Case Management you can click the Case Management category (also located in right sidebar) and all related articles will appear. Finally, if you are interested in receiving content right away as it is updated, you can subscribe to our blog using an RSS reader (for more information on RSS readers click here). Please share this blog with those who would be interested in its content. If you have any ideas for articles, let us know! We look forward to blogging with you 🙂