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Dr. Bruce Troen often says that if you want to live a long life, you should choose your parents wisely. That’s good news for Kathy Clerkin, whose mom died a decade ago at age 98, followed by her father, two years later, at 101. Still, at 75, Clerkin hardly relies solely on her genetics when it comes to her own longevity. The retired Mercy Hospital nurse, who lives…

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Those who work in the social safety net that serves older adults are familiar with the statistics when it comes to elder abuse. A 2011 study estimated that 260,000 older adults in New York State are victimized each year. The state Office of Child and Family Services released a study in 2016 which estimated that financial exploitation of older state residents costs …