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Family caregiver training resumes Thursday

Series offers presentation on presenting seniors from fraud

Posted: August 23, 2011 - 8:28pm

After a summer break, monthly training for family caregivers resumes at noon Thursday.

Sponsored by Southeast Senior Services, the series offers practical advice and an opportunity for questions and answers from local experts on a wide range of subjects that support family caregivers.

This month’s training, entitled “Protecting Seniors from Banking Fraud,” is presented by Robin Long, Alaska Pacific Bank’s compliance officer.

Patti Moss, Program Supervisor of SESS’s Senior Information and Caregiver Resource Center, said “We sought an expert in the banking field to offer this training, to help caregivers better protect their loved ones from banking and financial fraud.”

While Juneau’s relatively small population and neighborly banking services work to safeguard seniors and their assets, “the increase in email and electronic banking increases the risk for seniors, who may be vulnerable to unethical and even illegal appeals for funds,” said Moss. The training will include information on fraud and scams, as well as offer practical advice on how to protect financial resources.

“All unpaid family caregivers who are caring for elderly family or friends at home or long distance are welcome to attend our trainings,” Moss said.

The training series is free, thanks to a grant from the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services, and takes place in the Downtown Library’s large conference room. Brown bag lunches are welcome. For more information, call 463-6177.

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