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Tips for Outsmarting Scammers

In simpler times, the most prevalent scam to be on the lookout for was the so-called "Nigerian Prince" email scam, in which a fraudster would send out an email that persuaded a potential "mark" — often an older adult — to wire them some money in order to trigger the release of a bigger pot of money that was coming the victim's way. More recently, scammers have gotten menacingly creative and even use technology to take advantage of victims.

Apr 27, 2023
A Great Time to Be Silver in East Hampton

An abundance of activities, educational programs, and clubs are aimed at meeting the needs and interests of East Hampton's older residents, Diane Patrizio, the town's director of Human Services, said last month, noting that people 65 and older are projected to outnumber those under 18 by 2034, a first in American history.

Apr 27, 2023
Favorite Films From Bygone Eras

This was supposed to be a compendium of not-to-be-missed films from the '30s, '40s, and maybe '50s, but truth be told, excepting maybe for King Kong and Snow White, the 1930s really don't deserve all that much ink. Along with some over-the-top Ziegfeld-y musicals and rudimentary westerns, the Depression-era decade gave us a lot of forgettable flicks designed to arouse social consciousness. Most of them sank like a stone. The '40s were quite another story.

Apr 27, 2023
In the Service of Others

The volunteers of the Springs Library, Meals on Wheels, the food pantry, and other agencies are some of the many faces of dedication to community, speaking to a kind of altruistic giving that Dr. Stephen Post, director of Stony Brook Medicine's Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, says is the mark of someone who stands to a live a longer, more fulfilling, and happier life. "There's an endless list of benefits that are well studied," Dr. Post told The Star.

Apr 27, 2023
Senior Center Plans Are Moving Along

A new East Hampton Town senior citizens center on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett took another step toward reality on Tuesday when the architects selected for the project presented updated plans to the town board. Design development and construction documentation will continue for another six months, with hopes of putting the project out to bid in the first half of 2024.

Apr 20, 2023
Marijuana Use Is Up Among Older Adults

Those coming of age in the 1960s and ‘70s have either arrived at retirement or are about to enter that stage of life soon, comprising a demographic that studies show is both returning to marijuana and trying it for the first time. “It’s the legalization that is piquing people’s curiosity once again,” said David Falkowski, a cannabis expert, grower of industrial hemp, and producer and seller of CBD products. “Old people love weed.”

Apr 20, 2023