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Aug 04

Senior Safety Seminars

Posted on August 4, 2016 at 10:25 AM by Communications Department

During the months of August and September, Mennowood Retirement Community in partnership with the Newport News Police Department to host Senior Safety seminarseniors_SCs that are free and open to the public. Newport News Police Department Economic Crimes Detective Dinah Balthis is the presenter at each of the seminars and will cover a wide range of topics every senior should hear!

The first Senior Safety seminar is Wednesday, August 17 and the second is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24 from 10 -11 AM. The two-part session includes information on telephone scams and fraud, identity theft and elder financial exploitation, and personal safety discussion covering topics such as bullying, self-protection, carrying money away from home and how to respond to panhandlers.

On September 20 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM, Detective Balthis is presenting “Baby Boomer University”. This presentation includes information on how seniors can stay in their homes and protect themselves.

Space is limited, so RSVP to 757-249-0355 to secure a spot. Mennowood Retirement Community is located at 13030 Warwick Blvd. in Newport News.