Seniors Against Scams, an education curriculum that highlights popular scams targeting vulnerable older adults and offers next steps for those who experience financial fraud, is now available for you to hold at your senior center.
Four nationally accredited senior centers piloted the NCOA-designed program. This program is part of a national partnership with Walmart and the National Council on Aging (NCOA). The goal is to empower older adults to recognize when they are being targeted and to protect themselves against financial fraud through in-person workshops at local senior centers.
Discussing vulnerability to scams can be uncomfortable and embarrassing for any generation. Although older adults may be interested in learning how to manage and protect their money, they may resist sharing their financial management choices. It is comforting to frame this training as empowering the individual to take advantage of available resources and begin making incremental steps to ensure their economic security by being proactive in safeguarding their money.