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Senior Center News, Aug. 23, 2019


August 23, 2019

North Central Senior Citizens Center, Aug. 26-30

Monday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; bingo at 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; TOPS at 8 a.m.; mall shopping 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m

Friday — Medical transportation will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but people must make a request at least 24 hours in advance.

March Menu by Earlene DeWinter

(Subject to Change)

Monday — Pork schnitzel sandwich, salad, Tater Tots, cookies

Tuesday — Salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, bread sticks, green beans, pineapple cake

Wednesday — Breakfast buffet, fruit, juice

Thursday — Swedish meatballs, rice, Harvard beets, dessert

Friday — Soup, salad bar, chef’s choice, dessert, milk

10 elder fraud scams to watch out for:

• Durable medical equipment scams. Be skeptical of companies that offer medical equipment at reduced prices, or claim Medicare will cover the cost. If you receive equipment you didn’t order, call SMP.

• Genetic test kits. If you receive a phone call to purchase a genetic test kit that will be billed to Medicare, walk away, hang up and don’t respond.

• Phishing emails. Phishing is designed to steal your identity. If they ask for a credit card or account information, delete, delete, delete

• Fake debt collectors. Scammers will send urgent letters or call and try to collect payments for “overdue accounts.” If you don’t recognize the debt, be wary.

• “Free” trial offers. Free trial offers seem risk-free, but it’s common for seniors to be repeatedly billed every month.

• Home repair scams. Be skeptical of anyone who tries to pressure you into accepting a home repair offer that day.

• Grandparent scams. Scammers like to take advantage of your sentimentality. They might claim to be a grandchild and ask for money. Talk to your family before taking any action.

• Can you hear me? If you receive a phone call from someone asking “Can you hear me,” hang up. If you say the word “yes” they record it and use it to authorize unwanted charges.

• Phone spoofing. Scammers can change the caller ID to a number other than the calling number, including your own. If you don’t recognize the name or number, let it go to voicemail or hang up.

• Lottery scam. If you receive an email that claims you are the winner of a “foreign lottery,” don’t believe it. Don’t shell out your hard-earned money for “winnings” you’ll never receive.


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