Senior Times

Be wary of offers for free medical equipment

By Tyler Russell Don’t fall for the free durable medical equipment scam that’s making the rounds among senior citizens. The Better Business Bureau is hearing from consumers — more than 200 since the first of the year — who have been targeted by scammers offering “free” back or knee braces. Here’s how the scam works:…

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing helps Parkinson’s patients fight disease

The answer to the obvious question is “no.” A boxing program for people with Parkinson’s disease does not include a lot of fist-to-face-type action. Most of the participants already are in a pretty big fight. Instead, programs like Rock Steady Boxing — a national program offered in the Tri-Cities by Tony and Gigi Valdez at…

Use your sleuthing skills to avoid online scams

By Tyler Russell Employment scams were the riskiest con of 2018, according to the latest report from the Better Business Bureau. These scams topped the list for men and women, three of BBB’s six age brackets, and for both students and veterans, according to data from the BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report. The risk report…

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