May 3, 2017 - By: Danbury-Seniors
A recent article in the New York Times by Elizabeth Olson entitled “Declaring War on Financial Abuse of Older People” references an important point about elder abuse, specifically, that there is no national standard system to report elder abuse in the same way that child abuse can be reported. Ms. Olson highlights one woman’s story about the financial exploitation of her grandmother and how she is working to change the laws in Washington state to protect seniors.
The Department of Elderly Services in Danbury is always working to raise awareness of the issue of fraud and scams aimed at our older citizens. Mostly, we continue to try to educate Danbury’s seniors so they do not become the next victim. On Monday, June 5, the Savings Bank of Danbury will be at Elmwood Hall / Danbury Senior Center teaching about how to not become a victim of fraud and scams.