HOLLAND (WHTC) -- According to a 2013 article from US News and World Report, 1 in 10 seniors are mistreated each year from scams in person or online. To help combat in person and online scams from happening in our area, the Successful aging program is hosting an event on Thursday August 21 to help seniors avoid being scammed. Cathy Blackburn from the Inn at Freedom Village said that this will help protect seniors without causing paranoia
"I think that seniors are a prey for a lot of manipulative people and it's something that they need to be aware of," Blackburn said.
"We thought that contacting the police department and getting to present would be a good way to be able to share information without people feeling that it was going to happen to them," Blackburn said.
The event will be hosted at Christ Memorial Church in Holland, the cost is $4 and lunch will be provided. To register, call (616) 820-7482. Registration ends on Friday August 15.
By: Claire Fodell