Welcome to SIR Branch 8

We celebrated the SIR organization’s 65th Birthday in 2023 
Discover what SIR offers for Active Seniors!

Here are just 3 pictures of our Activities at Branch 8
To learn more about any of our many Activities, use the menu to the right

If you want:
To join us, or ask any questions  CLICK HERE
To see our Branch Video  CLICK HERE
To read a copy of our latest Newsletter CLICK HERE

We SIGN_UP to attend the monthly lunch, instructions HERE

CLICK HERE to read your monthly messages from Big Sir Rich and Little Sir Tom CLICK HERE to purchase SIR Apparel  from the SIR online store

Here’s a link to a useful article. Click The Surprising Way to Prevent Falls – SilverSneakers to read it. Falls for Seniors can lead to bad outcomes, so take care!

AVOID Scams and Malware
Here are some links to useful articles to reduce your risk of being scammed, phished, or worse! 
1. A new phone scam posing as Comcast: “We’ll speed up your computer!” Don’t trust any phone caller who claims to know anything about your computer’s performance!
2. AARP publishes articles on new scams, the latest one (4-8-2024) is available at: 6 Top Scams You Need to Watch Out for in 2024 (aarp.org)
3. How do I spot a fake, fraudulent, or phishing email or website? The following advice comes from PayPal: If you receive a message and are unsure who it’s really from, check to see if it does any of the following:

  • Uses impersonal, generic greetings, such as “Dear user” or “Dear [your email address].” Real accounts will always address you by your first and last names or by your business name. We never say things like “Dear user” or “Hello PayPal member.”
  • Asks you to click on links that take you to a fake website. Always check links in an email before you click them. A link could look perfectly secure like www.paypal.com/SpecialOffers. Make sure to move your mouse over the link to see the true destination. If you aren’t certain, don’t click on the link, type in the company’s URL and visit their real website.
  • Contains unknown attachments. Only open an attachment if you’re sure it’s legitimate and secure. Be particularly cautious of invoices from companies and contractors you’re not familiar with. Some attachments contain viruses that install themselves when opened.
  • Conveys a false sense of urgency. Phishing emails are often alarmist, warning you to update your account immediately. They’re hoping you’ll fall for their sense of urgency and ignore warning signs that the email is fake. If there’s an urgent need for you to complete something on your account, you can find this information by logging into the company’s website directly.