Senior safety presentation upcoming

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 4:03 pm

The Hanover/Ashland TRIAD in conjunction with the Ashland Police Department, Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the AARP will be hosting Take-Charge Monday, a personal safety presentation for senior citizens at First Baptist Church, 800 Thompson Street in Ashland Monday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is a free presentation to citizens.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is scheduled to speak about the role of the AG’s office in reducing crime and victimization among seniors and increasing the awareness of scams and frauds targeting them.

Today’s senior citizens have become prime targets for scammers using telephone, mail and other methods of fraud to obtain money from and steal the identities of some of our most vulnerable residents.

Participants will learn about personal safety, Project Lifesaver, financial fraud prevention, scams and exploitation through presentations by representatives of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Ashland Police Department, Better Business Bureau, and State Attorney General’s Office.

Also, vendors from local-area agencies and businesses that focus on senior safety, health and well-being will be available to showcase their products and services.

Registration at First Baptist Church opens at 8:30 a.m. May 19.

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