City of Roosevelt Park and SafeSeniors Present Free Lunch & Learn: Not Everyone is A Friend!
Muskegon, Mich. – Every year, an estimated 1 in 10 older Americans experience abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation, with billions of dollars lost from savings meant to see them through their golden years. Whether the perpetrator is a family member, friend, or a stranger, there are red flags to watch out for to stay safe and financially whole.
Join us on Wednesday, October 13, from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Roosevelt Park Community Center, 3106 Roosevelt, for a free lunch sponsored by the City of Roosevelt Park and funded through the Muskegon County Senior Millage. In addition to the free lunch, frozen and shelf-stable meals will also be provided for all attendees.
After lunch, the SafeSeniors team will share information on how to spot scammers and others who would have you think they are a friend, but are not! SafeSeniors, a program of AgeWell Services of West Michigan, works with community partners to identify, advocate, and seek justice for older adult victims of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. They provide education and awareness to help prevent and expose abuse, neglect and financial exploitation; advocate for policies and programs that ensure the safety of our older adult population; and investigate and prosecute perpetrators of these crimes to seek justice and restitution for victims.
If you are unable to join us in-person, you can grab a meal to-go with some SafeSeniors information.
Reservations are required by Tuesday, October 12 and space is limited. Please state whether in-person or to-go when reserving. Call 231-733-8634 to register.
About AgeWell Services
AgeWell Services of West Michigan was founded in 1973. AgeWell Services invites adults 60 and over to redefine their age. We provide vital connections to keep our most vulnerable population nourished, active, learning, and living independently. AgeWell Services is a private nonprofit. With support of a 3-county Board of Directors, a programming advisory committee, 90 staff members and 300 volunteers, we provide 6 different services to adults 60 and over in Muskegon, Oceana, and Ottawa counties – Meals on Wheels, Lunch & Activity Centers, Wellness (55 and over), Senior Medical Transportation, Discount Dining Program, and SafeSeniors. For more information on AgeWell Services visit: www.agewellservices.org or follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter: @AgeWellServices