The Mar Vista Community Council Aging in Place Committee hopes you will join us in attending the 5th Annual Los Angeles Senior Fraud Awareness Day event at the Felicia Mahood Senior Multipurpose Center on Thursday May 12 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
In an effort to bring attention to the number one form of elder abuse, Los Angeles Senior Fraud Awareness Day will educate the community on City fraud awareness and prevention. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuerwill kick off the event with opening remarks about this number one form of Elder Abuse. Experts in the field representing the FTC, L.A. City Attorney’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and LAPD will be presenting information on Cyber, Medicare, Identity, Postal and other frauds. Tobie Stanger, Senior Editor ofConsumer Reports, will be honored for her outstanding article in the November 2015 issue “Crying Shame,”which focuses on the loss of three billion dollars a year to con artists. The STOP SENIOR SCAMS?ACTING PROGRAM, who Ms. Stanger highlights in her article, will be performing several skits at this event. The SSSAP is a Los Angeles based group of twenty-five older adults ages 65 - 98, who use theater in their performances to educate their peers on current senior scams. Skits will include: “I Won a Prize,” Opera, Obituary, Grandparents, Medicare, Veterans and Identity scams. In addition, Sherri Akers, community activist, willbe recognized for her outstanding leadership in the community on issues of aging, including senior fraud.
The event will include guest speakers, community information booths and refreshments and a special performance by the Stop Senior Scams Acting Program.
Hosted by Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Paul Koretz, Assembly Members Richard Bloom and Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, the City of LA Department of Recreation and Parks, Jewish Family Services of LA and the Stop Senior Scams Acting Program.
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