Thursday, January 31, 2013
Senior citizens from Milton and the South Shore have been victimized by phone scammers using different stories to get money.
Just two weeks ago, an elderly Milton resident was scammed out of several thousand dollars when a person called to inform her she’d won a luxury car, one “better than a Cadillac.” Milton Council on Aging Director Mary Ann Sullivan said the East Milton resident wired the requested $1,000 to the caller. She sent money multiple times, to the point she lost so much her phone was shut off. No car was ever sent. “You’re preying on people, who a lot of times, don’t have someone to talk to,” Sullivan said of the scammers. This scam is one in a string of calls relying on different tactics. On Monday, January 28, a Milton resident received a call from a person claiming to be a Medicare representative. According to Milton Police Deputy Chief Charles …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Residents benefit by exercising at the Milton Council on Aging.
Senior citizens in Milton are keeping fit by taking part in the Chair Exercise Program offered by the Council on Aging. The free activity is offered every Tuesday at the COA’s senior center, located at 10 Walnut St. The program is run by Nancy Stuart, who uses her training as a registered nurse and information from the National Institutes of Health to lead the seniors through their sessions. The chair exercise includes a mix of stretching, balance, and weight resistance. Stuart said the program helps seniors keep active and develop friendships with their peers, adding that even those who have recovered from serious injuries such as fractures and torn rotator cuffs are able to participate. Stuart noted that the program only had about six …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch will call 50,000 seniors throughout the Ninth Congressional District on July 29 for a live discussion over the debt ceiling.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch will hold a telephone town hall forum on Friday, July 29, to discuss the current debt ceiling negotiations. In recent days, Congressman Lynch’s Boston, Brockton and D.C. offices have seen a major increase in calls and e-mails from constituents regarding the debt limit and budget issues. Many of the calls have been from senior citizens concerned about Social Security and Medicare. On Friday, 50,000 seniors throughout the Ninth District will receive a phone call to participate in the live telephone town hall. Congressman Lynch will take participants’ questions live throughout the event. “Many of the calls we have received have come from seniors, worried about how a possible default will impact Social Security …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Blue Hills High School Class of 2011 graduated Wednesday night.
Congratulations to the 188 seniors whom graduated from Blue Hills Regional Technical High School in Canton last night. During the outdoor ceremony, students from Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Randolph and Westwood received their high school diplomas.