Sioux City - Aging Well Series: Elder Abuse: Golden Years and Lost Shine
Join us for another in the Aging Well Series, designed with topics especially for Older Iowans and their caregivers. This series is a collaboration with the Lifelong Learning Program at WITCC. This is a free program and no Lifelong Learning membership is required. Please call WITCC to register - 712.274.6404. Can't attend in person - a zoom option is available.
Elder Abuse: Golden Years and Lost Shine
The Golden Years are something we all look forward to - including scammers and those who want take advantage of loved ones. Tasha Jones, Elder Rights Specialist at Connections Area Agency on Aging will point out the various forms of scams and abuse, how to recognize them, how to avoid them, and how to report them. Planning for the future should include education on potential scams and abuse to help avoid a crisis later. Statistics show that 1 in 10 older adults are victims of abuse at some point in their adulthood and we don’t want you to be that 1. We will talk about how to start the conversation with friends and family to become more proactive!
Top scams seen in Iowa
Definition of types of abuse
How to keep yourself safe
Who to report to
How to have a conversation with loved ones about scams/abuse