Operation Pathways: Book of Stories

Pathway to Aging in Place

Pathway to Aging in Place engages residents in NHPF’s senior communities by providing programs and services that give senior residents the tools they need to ensure economic security, prevent illness, improve health, understand their legal rights, and live in a safe environment while also providing the education and technology skills to improve overall life satisfaction. Issues addressed through this pathway include, but are not limited to: identifying theft prevention, staying active while aging, will/trust/estate planning, lifelong learning, and fall prevention. Seniors are engaged through one-on-one, small-group, and large-group activities and

events that also encourage socialization. Some of the social events that we offer include happy hour, book club, knitting classes, bingo, social luncheons, movie nights, holiday parties, and fitness classes, among others. Identity Protection Program The elderly can be tempting targets for financial fraud and are often taken advantage of. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, financial exploitation is the fastest growing form of elder abuse and low social support has been found to significantly increase the risk of virtually all forms of mistreatment. Our senior properties are specifically focused on efforts to enhance social support of their residents, increase awareness and education, and prevent elder abuse. At Bolton North in Baltimore, MD, Senior Legal Services and the Maryland Attorney General’s office have both provided identity protection education and services to residents. When situations arise, the resident services coordinators play a key role in recognizing scams, advocating on behalf of residents, and connecting them to the services they need to resolve the issue.



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