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Free workshop for seniors on frauds, scams at Nelson Public Library

Workshop geared to vulnerable seniors runs Oct. 4
Being a senior can come with a unique vulnerability to financial exploitation. Photo: Submitted

Submitted by the Nelson Public Library

We have all heard the horror stories of seniors being scammed out of their savings. Indeed, being a senior can come with a unique vulnerability to financial exploitation.

If you are a senior or if you have seniors in your life, learn more about how to protect yourself and loved ones with the free learning event at the Nelson Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is also offered on Zoom.

Seniors First BC will present on what frauds and scams are, common schemes targeting Canadian seniors, safety strategies and resources to consult. Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, legal advocacy, support, and referrals to older adults across B.C. who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being, as well as those who care for them.

The online version of the workshop can be accessed here:

This workshop is the second of three in the series. The third event will take place in November on the topic of financial abuse.

“We are excited to deliver this series of learning events in partnership with the Nelson Public Library and to continue providing support and services to older adults in Nelson and the West Kootenays,” said the facilitator of the event. “With this learning series, we hope to inform about important issues that may affect the personal and financial well-being of older adults in the community, as well as resources available to assist when needed.”

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