Services & Specialties August 21, 2012

Adena Home Care offering free presentation on preventing financial scams of seniors

A fast-growing population of seniors with inadequate resources for retirement poses widespread social challenges and it makes seniors particularly vulnerable to those who would exploit them.

"Seniors hold almost 80 percent of the nation's wealth, yet their main fear is that they will lose their capacity to live independently. Because of this fear, seniors are a ripe target for the unprincipled and unethical purveyors of financial schemes," according to Sheila Stearos, Certified Senior Advisor, with Adena Home Care.

Stearos will present a free program titled "Nine Tips for Seniors to Avoid Financial Abuse: A Guide for Seniors and Those Who Care for Them," on Thursday, August 23, from 12 to 1 p.m. at Adena Home Care, 111 West Water Street, Chillicothe.

"If you're a senior or someone who cares for a senior, you need to know how to spot the signs of financial exploitation and what to do to prevent becoming a victim of it," Stearos said.

The presentation is part of a mini-series of educational lunch and learns brought to you by Adena Home Care. Presentations are held on the fourth Thursday of every month. No reservations are necessary. For more information on the presentation or future presentations, contact Stearos at 740-779-4663.