The AARP ElderWatch is holding the following event in Castle Rock on May 24, 2007:
Go from zero to hero in learning how to prevent financial fraud for you or a loved one. Join AARP ElderWatch and the Case Partnership at the
Castle Rock Senior Center
2323 North Woodlands Blvd
Castle Rock, CO
on May 24, 2007 at 1:00pm for an interactive discussion about protecting yourself from scams and frauds. For more information please call 1-800-222-4444 option 2.
About AARP ElderWatch:
AARP ElderWatch Project fights the financial exploitation of older Americans in the state of Colorado through collection of data, extensive outreach and education, and the provision of technical assistance.
The Project provides information to and coordinates efforts by the state’s law enforcement offices, adult protection and mental health agencies and organizations assisting older Americans – as well as efforts undertaken by older Americans themselves.
The AARP ElderWatch Project, which is administered by the AARP Foundation, grew out of a 1999 study published by Colorado Attorney General, Ken Salazar’s Office, Respecting Our Elders: A Statewide Action Plan to Combat Senior Fraud, which prompted legislative changes that were implemented in the 2000 session of the Colorado General Assembly. Among the report’s recommendations was the establishment of a statewide clearinghouse of information set up as a nonprofit agency, to coordinate efforts in both the public and private sectors.
Source: AARP ElderWatch