“One of our goals at the Council on Aging of Volusia County is to protect the health and welfare of our senior citizens,” said CEO Doug Beach. “With the growth in technology and online access, there has also been an increase in crimes targeting the senior community.” Beach added.
In partnership with the Florida State Attorney’s Office and the Daytona State College (DSC) Wisdom in Seniors Education program, the event is designed to educate seniors on security and fraud issues targeting seniors, including identity theft, elder exploitation and more. Senior service vendors will also be in attendance to provide additional information and resources. Details on the event are below:
WHAT: ‘Knock Out Fraud and Protect Yourself’ Lecture
WHEN: August 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: DSC, Hosseini Center, Building 200, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
COST: The event is free and open to the public and includes lunch; RSVP required to (386) 253-4700 x211.
COA was established under the Older Americans Act by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. COA is a “Lead Agency,” designated by the State of Florida as a service agency directly tasked with the health and welfare of senior citizens. For more than 45 years, COA has been the authority on Aging Services, and one of the largest service agencies in northeast Florida. Thousands of clients are served every year within its broad spectrum of senior service programs including meals programs, health services and senior activities throughout Volusia and Flagler Counties. They can be reached at (386) 253-4700 or visit them online at http://www.coavolusia.org/