Brightmore Retirement Community http://whqr.org en Experts Gather in Wilmington to Discuss Eradicating Senior Fraud http://whqr.org/post/experts-gather-wilmington-discuss-eradicating-senior-fraud <p>People over fifty account for about half of all consumer fraud complaints, and more than a third of identity theft cases. This is according to the Federal Trade Commission. And it’s why the Cape Fear Elder Abuse Prevention Network last week gathered almost two hundred area seniors to hear what Medicare coordinators, attorneys, bankers, and postal inspectors had to say about fraud prevention. For, the Cape Fear region is among the nation’s fastest-growing when it comes to Baby Boomers,</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 55034 at http://whqr.org Experts Gather in Wilmington to Discuss Eradicating Senior Fraud Candidate Profile: Felix Cooper, Wilmington City Council http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-felix-cooper-wilmington-city-council <p>During the seventies and eighties, Felix Cooper served as New Hanover County’s finance manager and later, its county manager. Following those sixteen years of local service, a subsequent stint as city manager of Key West in Florida, and several years of retirement, the Democrat is throwing his hat in the ring again.&nbsp; This time, he’s vying for a seat on Wilmington’s City Council. And, Cooper is a major proponent of increased synergy between the city council and the county commission.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 44804 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Felix Cooper, Wilmington City Council