Savvy Seniors: Steps to Avoiding Scams

Monday, January 21, 2013

January is Stalking Awareness Month. Not all who stalk intend physical harm. Many stalk in order to steal from older adults.

In November 2012, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report to Congressional Requesters calling the financial exploitation of seniors “an epidemic with society-wide repercussions.” In 2010 alone, older adults were scammed out of $2.9 billion. 

Once scammed, Seniors often cannot replace lost resources. People have lost their financial ability to remain independent. For some, the losses can be so devastating that there is a rapid decline in health.

The Calvin Presbyterian Church Fitness and Wellness Program is designed to help older adults gain strength, improve balance, and build confidence in order to preserve their independence.

Would you like to learn about the ten most popular scams? We will talk about the eight ways you can protect yourself. Know that you are doing all that is in your power to prevent cyber-stalking.  You will leave knowing exactly what to do if somebody scams you.

If you think you are completely safe, come to hear the wrenching personal story of one family. There will be expert guest speakers from local government, community business, and law enforcement.

Friday, January 25th, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm 
18826 3rd Ave NW 98177

Shoreline Councilwoman Doris McConnell will present opening remarks. Free handbook to take home to the first 35 attendees from the National Council on Aging.

For questions, or to volunteer contact Coach Lisa 206-524-6788.

Future Seminars:

  • Feb 22 - Heart Healthy Eating 
  • Mar 22 - Medication Safety Training 
  • Apr 26 - Alcohol Awareness 
  • May 24 - Nordic Walking Clinic


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