According to the Administration for Community Living, each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited.
Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could be used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, it occurs in every demographic and can happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor, even you. It is estimated that only one in five of these crimes are discovered. All month, we will be providing tips on how YOU can avoid fraud:
• Tip #9: Do not deposit a check and then wire money back. For the bank to uncover a fake check that you deposited to your account can take weeks. If you receive a check in the mail asking that you deposit the money to your account and then wire the cash back to them – DO NOT DO IT! If a check that you deposit to your account turns out to be fake, you will be responsible for repaying the bank.
• Tip #10: Sign up for free scam alerts from the FTC at ftc.gov/scams. Get the latest advice and tips on scams sent to you via e-mail.
NO DINE WITH A DOC IN JULY
There will be no Dine with a Doc in the month of July. The program will resume on August 7th, 2019 at Green Activities Center on the Vincennes University Campus. Details to come.
2019 TRAILBLAZER 5K
Generations’ annual Trailblazer 5K is on the horizon! This year’s event will take place on August 10th, 2019 with a race route that includes the beautifully restored Kimmel Park along the banks of the Wabash. For more information on this event and to register, visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org and click on the Trailblazer 5k tab.
GENERATIONS’ TRAILBLAZER 5K SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Do you own a local business? We would love to have you as a sponsor for our 5K to be held on August 10th, 2019 on the beautiful campus of Vincennes University. This is a fabulous way for you to get your business’ name “out there” while supporting your local Area Agency on Aging and Disability. Different sponsorship levels are available. For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527 or at email@example.com. You may also visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org and click on the Trailblazer 5k tab.
Our magazine is geared toward adults in pre-retirement and retirement years and promotes active aging and preventive health. It is published three times a year and is free to subscribers. All we need is your name and address. If you would like to receive future copies of the magazine, contact Brenda Hancock at 812-888-5146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division. Our agency connects individuals and caregivers to community resources and options for long-term care and in-home services. For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org.