Bridges Community Living, in collaboration with the Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre, will be offering several Fraud/Scams and Condo/Apartment Safety presentations throughout the city in October and November.
“The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre 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,” said TerryLee Ropchan, the centre’s executive director, in a statement.
“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,” said Geoff Olson, Bridges Community Living executive director.
Bridges Community Living will host 20 in-house presentations for their residents: a two-part Fraud/Scams series with 10 sessions, and 10 sessions on condo/apartment safety. Sessions are open to the public. For more information, dates and locations visit www.cacpc.ca, or call 403-986-9904, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fraud/Scams series will include a presentation on the most prevalent fraud and scams targeting seniors. During the second part of the series, crime prevention staff and volunteers will help seniors put safeguards and security filters on their digital devices. There are three community events that residents can attend. Dates and times will be released at the beginning of October.
All events will be facilitated by Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre. No pre-registration is required.
Funding was provided by the City of Red Deer’s Community Safety and Wellness Grant program.