KINGFIELD — SeniorsPlus will present The Franklin County Aging Well Mini-Expo from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 19, (snow date Friday, April 20) at Kingfield Elementary School, 102 Salem Road.

The free event will offer workshops and the opportunity for social interaction for older adults. A continental breakfast will be provided.

The expo will begin with a welcome address by Nate Miller, manager of Community Services at SeniorsPlus, and breakfast provided by The Orange Cat Café. During breaks, participants can visit exhibitors’ booths displaying information about Franklin County-area services.

Three workshops are planned: Self Defense and Safety Awareness for Seniors; Preparing for the Future Now: What Documents Do I Need; and Don’t Fall Victim to Scams.

Self Defense and Safety Awareness for Seniors will be focused primarily on environmental awareness, identifying dangerous or risky situations, methods of maintaining safety while at home and in the community, and practical self-defense techniques that will minimize injury and maximize survival in an assault style situation.

Preparing for the Future Now: What Documents Do I Need will provide an overview of the legal and practical considerations of preparing and using wills, financial and medical powers of attorney, and trusts to accomplish an estate plan. Using these “legal tools” can assist in the orderly and efficient handling and protection of assets during a lifetime and after.

Don’t Fall Victim to Scams will address the fact that the number of seniors falling victim to scams continues to rise. The presentation can provide some startling statistics, detail the top scams being reported, identify red flags signaling a scam, and provide resources for seniors to report scams to state and federal agencies. Heightened awareness of scams and knowledge about where to turn for information can help Maine seniors avoid financial losses and ID theft.

There also will be medicine collection. An officer from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to collect expired/unused prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins and pet medication.

For more information, call SeniorsPlus at 800-427-1241.


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