Financial exploitation is a widespread and fast-growing form of elder abuse involving trusted persons (family, friends, caregivers or attorneys) as well as strangers. Financial exploitation has a devastating effect on the physical, psychological and emotional health of those affected, and can cause financial insecurity, loss of a home and sometimes early death.
A Little Help is turning the spotlight on this damaging form of abuse with two informative sessions, one in Hotchkiss and the other in Cedaredge.
Speakers will include Brian Bowler and Kim Tunnel of Adult Protective Services, attorney Jill Huffman of Clay, Dodson & Huffman, and a representative of the Delta County Sheriff's Office. They will discuss the forms, incidence and consequences of financial exploitation as well as providing information on how to protecting yourself and your loved ones.
Join the discussion and learn what to look for, and how you can defend yourself and your loved ones against theft, fraud and scams.
The first discussion takes place Wednesday, April 17, at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss, from 1 to 3 p.m.
The second is scheduled Tuesday, April 23, at Cedaredge United Methodist Church, 1 to 3 p.m.
For more information or to RSVP for this event, call 970-527-3482 or email .