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Newsmakers To Air This Sunday, May 27th, Topic: Protecting Senior Citizens from Financial Abuse

 Keeping our senior citizens from becoming a victim of financial abuse is the topic of this Sunday's Newsmakers on WBRE-TV.
Keeping our senior citizens from becoming a victim of financial abuse is the topic of this Sunday's Newsmakers on WBRE-TV.
    The monthly public affairs program is hosted by Senior Producer Jayne Ann Bugda and the I-Team's Andy Mehalshick. Bugda and Mehalshick will be joined by Trula Hollywood. Hollywood is the executive director of the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging. She will discuss the signs of financial exploitation and how senior citizens and their families can protect their fiances.
   How to begin the investigation will also be discuss. The program will have alot of valuable information for people of all ages.
    Newsmakers will Sunday, May 27th at 5:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on WBRE-TV.
   The program will re-broadcast on Sunday, June 3rd at 5:30 a.m on WBRE-TV.
     Newsmakers will also air on Saturday, June 2nd at 6 a.m. on WYOU-TV.

For information:
The area agency on aging- 1-800-252-1512.



Area Agencies on Aging
Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna and Tioga
570-265-6121
Carbon County
610-824-7830
Clinton/Lycoming STEP Office of Aging
570-323-3096
Columbia/Montour Aging Offices
570-784-9272
Lackawanna County AAA
570-963-6740
Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Bureau for Aging
570-822-1158
Monroe County AAA
570-420-3735
Northumberland County AAA
570-495-2395
Pike County AAA
570-775-5550
Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services
570-622-3103
Union/Synder Agency on Aging INC
570-524-2100
Wayne County AAA
570-253-4262

 

http://www.aging.state.pa.us/


UNDER REPORTED DUE TO-

Fear of retribution
Embarrassment
Fear of placement
Lack of support system

Who are the abusers

Family members
Caretakers - paid or volunteer
Strangers
Professionals hired by the elder - accountants, bankers, lawyers, doctors
Is there a new person involved in the elder's life, with no logical reason for being there,

Signs of Financial Exploitation

Significant withdrawals from the elder's accounts
Sudden changes in the elder's financial condition
Items or cash missing from the senior's household
Suspicious changes in wills, power of attorney, titles, and policies
Addition of names to the senior's signature card
Unpaid bills or lack of medical care, although the elder has enough money to pay for them
Financial activity the senior couldn't have done
Unnecessary services, goods, or subscriptions

For information:
The area agency on aging- 1-800-252-1512.


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