Thursday, January 6, 2011

Guelph Police Fraud Unit to make Presentation to Seniors

GUELPH, Ontario January 6, 2011 There are lots of ways for seniors to help themselves. The "Make Yourself at Home" Suite of Services, which is a Program of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association, has a team of senior volunteers who connect other seniors to their community and its services.

One way "Make Yourself at Home" is assisting this New Year is to host an education session on fraud awareness. In partnership with The Guelph Police Services Fraud Unit, this presentation will be held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, Wednesday, January 19 from 1:00-3:00 pm. The Police Service reports it receives calls weekly from seniors who have been targeted by fraudsters, and comment, "We need to educate them about the scams out there so they can Recognize it, Report it, and Stop it from happening".

"Make yourself at Home" has supported clients who have fallen victim to fraud. "Seniors who are aware are much more likely to be able to avoid the fraud pitfalls", explains Program Manager Sheila Schuehlein. "We welcome anyone interested in learning more about how to avoid fraud, or wanting to report an incident to join us at this session on January 19th.

Free parking and refreshments will be provided and an opportunity to bring your questions and concerns. This event is one in a monthly series. Please call Make Yourself at Home to find out more about the upcoming education sessions and to learn how we may be able to help: 519-837-5696.

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