The Patter

News & Views from Campus: January 13-19, 2019

Preventing Scams & Fraud

Statistics show that seniors are the most highly targeted and the most likely to become victims of fraud or other financial scams. The most common type of seniors scams are:

Medicare: Fraudsters pose as Medicare representatives to get seniors to give their personal information, including their Medicare ID number. The use this to bill Medicare for fraudulent services.

Grandparent Scam: Phone scammers pretend to be a close family member, like a grandchild and say they are in trouble and need money. They ask the senior to wire them money and in some cases, not to tell anyone else about the situation.

Charities: Scammers try to solicit money by posing as a fake charity, especially after natural disasters.

Sweepstakes/lotteries: This scheme involves contacting victim and informing them they won a prize of some sort. Scammers send a fake check to deposit, and ask for money through a wire transfer for fees or taxes. The victim realizes long after that the check doesn’t clear.

Stay diligent against scammers. Remember, if an offer seems to good to be true, it probably is. And though it may feel wrong to be suspicious of a charitable organization or a family member’s request for money, it’s always in your best interest to verify the identity and legitimacy first. Always confirm who you’re sharing your personal information with or providing money to before you go through with it.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Jan. 13
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Mixed Games, Southern Court

Monday, Jan. 14
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Dollar Tree Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
10:00 am: Country & Gospel Music by Marvin Cook, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: St. James, Our Redeemer & The Lutheran Church of St. John Communion, Chapel
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Yolf, Social Room

Wednesday, Jan. 16
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
2:00 pm: Musicians Flame & Embers, Social Room

Thursday, Jan. 17
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:45 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Jan. 18
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Jan.19
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Saturday Devotions, Chapel
3:00 pm: Bingo, Social Room

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk

All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.

Prayer Request and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in McReynolds Center and all the Volunteers.

Our Scripture of the Week is Matthew 5:43-46 (MSG): “You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty.

Weekly Inspiration

“There are no mistakes, only opportunities.” – Tina Fey

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