Elderly

Dozens of elderly residents with medical issues were evacuated from a North Miami-Dade high rise after a kitchen fire broke out. (CBS4)

Fire Forces Residents Out Of North Miami-Dade High Rise

Dozens of residents living in the Palm Towers building in North Miami-Dade were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a kitchen fire on the 11th floor.

CBS4–07/31/2012

(Source: Broward County Sheriff) 2 home health aides charged with allegedly ripping off an elderly client

Home Aides Charged With Ripping Off 95-Year-Old Client

A Broward County woman lived almost a century before being victimized by a crime that left her almost half a million dollars poorer, allegedly ripped off by two home health care aides she thought she was paying $15 per hour.

CBS4–06/27/2012

(Source: US House of Representatives) The official portrait of former US Representative Claude Pepper

Claude Pepper, 2 Others Named To Fla. Civil Rights Hall Of Fame

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Claude Pepper, the South Florida congressman known as a champion for the rights of the elderly, was named Monday by Governor Scott to the new Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. He joined two others honored for their efforts to champion Human Rights in Florida.

01/23/2012

Lenore Zimmerman, 85, said she was strip searched at JFK airport.  (Source: CBS4)

S. Fla. Grandma Says She Was Strip Searched At JFK

A grandmother who winters in Florida and was heading to Fort Lauderdale said Saturday she was injured and humiliated after a strip search on by agents at JFK Airport.

CBS4–12/03/2011

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Woman, 85, Set To Graduate From Broward College Next Month

The college years came seven decades years later for a South Florida great-grandmother.

CBS4–11/22/2011

(Source: CBS)

Police: Fla. Woman, 87, Stabs 93-Year-Old Husband

An 87-year-old central Florida woman was charged with first-degree murder after police said she stabbed her husband who later died.

CBS4–10/29/2011

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Social Security Benefits Expected To Rise In 2012

Seniors are about to see something they haven’t seen in two years – a raise.

CBS4–10/18/2011

(Source: Hialeah Police) Elvina Lamas, charged in a scheme to defraud the elderly

Hialeah Woman Charged With Scamming Elderly

A Hialeah women has been charged with preying on the elderly, allegedly ripping off at least half a dozen people by claiming to have life saving drugs for them that turned out to be very expensive vitamins.

CBS4–09/14/2011

(Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Police Say Grandson Beat Grandmother With Walking Cane

A 16-year-old grandson is accused of beating his grandmother with her aluminum walking cane and is now charged with aggravated battery on an elderly person.

CBS4–08/15/2011

(Source: CBS)

Florida Panel Rejects Federal Funds For Elderly

A Florida legislative panel Friday rejected millions in federal money designed to help remove patients from nursing homes and provide them with similar care in their own homes.

CBS4–06/25/2011

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