Keeping Seniors Safe: A Senior Protection Seminar

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Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, State Representative Carolyn Dykema, and representatives from the Hopkinton Police Department, Eagle Bank and Springwell Protective Services will present a program at the Hopkinton Senior Center in Hopkinton on Friday, November 4 about how Seniors can better protect themselves from scams and abuse.

The program, featuring remarks from Leone and Dykema, will provide information to an audience of 40 Seniors on a variety of topics, including safe banking practices, how Seniors can remain safely in their homes, and paving and lottery scams targeting the elderly. Service providers also outlined what resources are available to Seniors.

According to the recent figures from the Massachusetts Office of Elders Affairs, in fiscal year 2008, there were 14,909 reports of elder abuse and 4,423 newly confirmed cases. These numbers represent a significant rise from fiscal year 2005, when there were 11,503 reports of elder abuse (30% increase) and 3,713 newly confirmed cases (19% increase). .

WHO: Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone
State Representative Carolyn Dykema

WHAT: Keeping Seniors Safe: A Senior Protection Seminar

WHEN: Friday, November 4, at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Hopkinton Senior Center
28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA