Protect yourself from scams and scoundrels

scamsOlder adults are often the targets of scoundrels trying to scam them out of their hard-earned savings. The staggering sum of $2.6 billion a year is estimated to be stolen from seniors every year. In addition to scams from friendly strangers, older adults are also vulnerable to other types of financial exploitation from people they have long-trusted.

Hear how financial fraud is directed at the elderly and learn how to guard against it at “Protecting Against Financial Harm,” a free presentation at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor June 20. A panel of speakers will share tips and answer questions. The event features:

  • Mary Blake and Bruce Brown from Elder Advocate Services
  • Evie Curtis, a financial professional and board member of the Kansas Advocates for Better Care
  • Gloria Ulbrich, a banking professional
  • And a representative from the Arkansas City Police Department

“Protecting Against Financial Harm” will begin at 1:30 p.m. June 20 in the chapel at Arkansas Presbyterian Manor, 1711 N. Fourth. The presentation is free, and refreshments will be served. To reserve your space, call Executive Director Sarah Griggs at 620-506-0375, or send us an email.

The financial safety presentation is part of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor’s Just Ask series, a free, ongoing lifelong learning program featuring information from local, regional and national experts on topics of interest to older adults and their families.