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Spammers, scammers, and the presumption of older adult stupidity

For those few who still have landline phones, scammers make them ring. It has become a source of entertainment in our home to string scam callers past the bot to the frenetic-sounding call center. Or we just let the phone ring 3 times – bots have limited patience. But there is one benefit of having an actual conversation with a call center rep, as well as watching TV Medicare Advantage advertising. These unsolicited caller scripts (‘is anyone in the home between the ages of 65 and 85?’) and ads are built on stereotypes of older adults (mostly women) and the premise that they are just plain stupid. Apparently they can’t do their own research and are desperate for advice. By the way, if CMS is ‘restricting’ Medicare Advantage plan advertising, that is not yet visible to a TV viewer.  

MyHello Rolls Out Loneliness Interventions Nationwide Through Health Plans and Care Providers

06/06/2023

MARYSVILLE, OH, UNITED STATES , June 6, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ -- LifeBio, Inc. is proud to announce the expansion of the MyHello solution, a social support and care management platform, to address the epidemic of loneliness and social isolation that U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has recently brought to light in a new advisory.

2023 MassChallenge and AARP AgeTech Collaborative Cohort

06/07/2023

Boston, MA (May 15, 2023) – MassChallenge, the global network for innovators, and the AARP Age Tech Collaborative, invites 9 startups to participate in its inaugural AgeTech cohort. The AgeTech Collaborative program provides startups with the opportunity to interface with industry leaders, learn to navigate complex HealthTech regulations and policies, and opportunities to calibrate and shape their business strategies over a period of six months.

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