On February 9, 2019, I received a robo-call from the group claiming to represent the Marriott corporation. Apparently, I had won something. Clearly this was another scam. The phone number on the caller ID was +1 (215) 589-6715. I call the number back immediately, and the voicemail gave the name of Jean-Luc Picard, which confirmed my conclusion; no confirmation was needed. I called the number back today to see if it is still functioning and it is, but with a different message.
The interesting twist is they want the caller’s complete address and phone number in order to be put on there do not call list. I spoke with Marriott International customer service and they assure me that at no time will Marriott call any one and ask for their personal information. Additionally, the voicemail is just a string of common business voicemail phrases until the end when they ask you for your personal information.
An earlier post discussed the monumental and important work done by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB)—putting the Senate Watergate Hearings and the House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearings online. At that time, the collection had some issues:
There are some technical issues with the repository. None of the videos can be embedded into a website, and only the first week’s videos can be played on an iOS device. Hopefully, it is a minor glitch with a website or the operating system that AAPB and/or Apple will eventually fix. However, all the videos run well on Windows 10.
Watergate Hearings Online
Recently, the above problem has been solved. All of the Senate Watergate Hearings can be viewed on an iOS device. The Judiciary Committee Impeachment proceedings still can only be viewed on Windows 10. Hopefully, that will be fixed soon. In addition to the problem of the Impeachment videos being out of sequence. A corrected sequence will be posted here in the future.
Some time ago, I received an email from Martin Block. He operates a website called Able Rise. The site has an abundance of resources for people with physical and other disabilities. Martin requested that I add some links to my list of disability resources.
Since your site is clearly an authoritative resource for those with disabilities, you’re well aware of the importance of life planning for these individuals (well, anyone, really!). But you also know how overwhelming and confusing it can be to know where to begin. With that in mind, I’ve pulled together some really helpful information that will help people of all ages navigate this process (see below) – would you consider adding this list to one of your disability resource pages?
- Long Term Care Planning Guide – It’s important for all seniors to plan for needing long-term care, but even more so for those with disabilities. This guide is a great overview for how (and why) to make a plan.
- The Senior’s Guide To Paying For At-Home Long-Term Care: How Your Home Can Be A Great Asset – There are a lot of options for paying for long-term care (see below), but it turns out a home can be one of the most valuable and common-sense ways to do so.
- A Shopper’s Guide To Long-Term Care Insurance – Insurance is another option for paying for long-term care, and this offers just about all of the information you could ever need for understanding this financial resource.
- The Guide To Securing Life-Long Accommodations For Adult Children With Special Needs – I’ve never seen anything written on this topic in such a reader-friendly way, and this has phenomenal information.
- How To Write A Will – Key Steps To Successfully Writing Your Will – Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything specific on how individuals with disabilities can create a will, but this article has great information that everyone should take to heart.
- What Is Burial Or Funeral Insurance For Seniors? – Fantastic information for seniors with disabilities, especially those who incur medical bills that may not be paid off at their time of passing.
- Disability Insurance Claims: Questions And Answers – For anyone who has disability insurance, making a claim can have a huge impact on their life planning and their financial resources, and this guide (from a great website) clarifies a great deal about the process.