Q: My grandmother keeps getting calls claiming to be from Social Security. I tell her these are scams to get information from her. Is there anything that can be done?

A: Social Security and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to receive reports about fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be Social Security employees.

Sara Duris is community information liaison of Region IV Area Agency on Aging in Southwest Michigan. Questions on age or independence services? Call the Info-Line for Aging & Disability at 800-654-2810 or visit www.areaagencyonaging.org. The Generations column appears each Saturday in The Herald-Palladium.