Seniors Count workshop gives tips to avoid scams, identity theft
NASHUA – Senior citizens are being targeted with greater frequency from con artists and identity thieves. Criminals will use telephones, false newspaper and television advertisements, the internet and the U.S. Postal Service to attract as many seniors as they can.
In the latest in its series of free workshops, Seniors Count-Nashua offers information on how to recognize a scam, how to protect yourself from fraud, the steps you can take if you become a victim of fraud, and what resources are at your disposal. Jane Constant, Senior Relations Officer for the Nashua Police Department is workshop presenter.
The workshop is scheduled for Monday, March 12 at 1:00pm. It will be held at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St., Nashua.
Advance registration for the workshop is requested. Please call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 629 for more information.
Workshop participants can come early to enjoy lunch offered by St. Joseph Community Services (Meals on Wheels) in the cafeteria at the Nashua Senior Activity Center. A $2 donation is requested for diners age 60 and over; the price is slightly higher for those under 60. Pre-registration for lunch is required. Call Steve, SJCS site manager, at 882-2106 to reserve your lunch. Lunch is served from 11:45am to 12:45pm.
The workshop is one of a series of free programs offered monthly at the Senior Activity Center by Seniors Count-Nashua. The workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age.
Past workshops have included topics on managing money in tight times, senior driving issues, gizmos and gadgets to stay safe in your home, clutter control and being a grandparent in the 21st Century. All programs have been filmed by Nashua’ Education Channel 99. Programs are broadcast Mondays at 1:00pm and can be viewed on-line at http://nashua.ezstream.com.
Additional support for the workshops is provided by Southern New Hampshire Services, ServiceLink Resource Center, the Nashua Public Library, and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services: Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services.