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Seniors and Prescription Medications
The abuse of prescription medication is a serious issue. This
Savvy Seniors video discusses some ways to keep you and your loved ones safe
regarding your prescription medications. Closed captions may be shown
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once the video opens. The links shared in the
video are also provided below for your convenience. Our thanks to
providing much of the source material.
Prescription drug drop box map
Prevention Consultants local resources
Deterra bag detailed
Elder Fraud - Awareness and Prevention
This webinar, presented on April
30, 2022, focused on the top frauds and scams affecting seniors, practical
steps seniors can take to avoid these frauds and scams, and legal
protections seniors may want to consider. Here are some tips
that were offered after the webinar.
- Bad guys will sometimes read the obituaries to see who has suffered
loss, knowing that creates vulnerability. They may note family members,
nicknames, and other details. They may correlate this with family
information they can easily find on social media sites. This serves as
background information to help them formulate a romance or other scam.
As Mel Myears suggested in the webinar, stay connected with the good and
trusted people in your life to help and protect you through those difficult
- Consider coming up with a family code word. If someone
needs to verify the identify of someone as a family member, you can always
ask them for the code word. A stranger, for example a malicious actor
attempting a grandparent scam, would not know the code word. Even if
you don't have a code word, you might ask the perpetrator for a code word,
as they won't know you don't have a code word. Any code word they
offer would give you your answer.