With fraud and scams being prevalent today and with seniors being the main target, Red Deer seniors and the general public are invited to attend several Fraud/Scams and Condo/Apartment Safety presentations being held throughout the city in October and November.
Under the financial assistance of the City of Red Deer’s Community Safety and Wellness Grant program, Bridges Community Living in collaboration with the Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre (CACPC) are pleased to offer a learning series Seniors – Safe at Home and Online.
“One of the first steps in being safe in our community is knowledge. We are very excited that this series of workshops will give seniors a foundation in both fraud and general safety” states Geoff Olson, Bridges Community Living Executive Director.
“The CACPC is proud to provide these free learning sessions where seniors are encouraged to take simple actions that will increase safety in their homes and protect themselves from fraud and scams” says TerryLee Ropchan, Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre Executive Director.
For those interested in learning about Fraud/Scams, this is a 2-part interactive event. The first is a presentation regarding the most prevalent fraud and scams targeting seniors with the second portion being a chance to have professional crime prevention staff and volunteers help seniors put safeguards and security filters on their digital devices such as phones and tablets. There are 3 community events that residents can attend.
Bridges Community Living will host twenty in-house presentations for their residents under a two-part series featuring ten sessions on Fraud/Scams and ten sessions on condo/apartment safety. These are open to the public.
There is no charge for any of these events and no pre-registration is required. All events will be facilitated by a professional staff person from the Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre.