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Free workshop on financial elder abuse offered at the Nelson library

The learning event takes place Wednesday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Financial abuse is one of the most common forms of elder abuse. Photo: Submitted

Submitted by the Nelson Public Library

We all have heard of how people target seniors out of their savings. Indeed, financial abuse is one of the most common forms of elder abuse. 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, Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is also offered on zoom.

Seniors First BC will present on what financial abuse is, common schemes targeting Canadian seniors, safety strategies and resources to consult. The goal is to help seniors protect what they have.

Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, legal advocacy, support, and referrals to older adults across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being, as well as those who care for them.

“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 Kootenay,” 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.”