SENIOR CENTER EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS
PREVENTING ELDER FRAUD – FREE SEMINAR
THURSDAY, MAY 11@10AM, ROOM E of the CCC
Join a representative from Northwest Community Bank and a member of the Canton Police Department as they team up to educate you on financial fraud, why seniors are targeted, common schemes and tactics used by the bad guys and how exactly it occurs. Maybe you have already been a victim, know someone who has or you just want to arm yourself with the critical knowledge to avoid falling prey to this growing trend of criminal exploitation. This seminar is free but registration is required. Light refreshments provided. Please call 860 693 5811 to save a seat.
WHAT I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MY ELECTRIC CHOICES
THURSDAY, MAY 18 @10 AM, ROOM F of the CCC
We are all well aware of the impact of inflation these days and the most recent price hike instituted by EverSource. But did you know that you have the ability to take back a bit of control and possibly reduce your electric bill? Join a team from AARP who will educate you on your choices when it comes to electric suppliers in CT. Bring your electric bills to the session to review and understand its components. Learn to make informed decisions based on your usage and where you can go for reliable CT electric supplier information.
Summertime is around the corner and so are those AC-driven electrical bills. Register today to save a seat and maybe save yourself money for the upcoming months when electricity is put to the test. Call 860.693.5811to RSVP.
ELDER FRAUD BINGO
TUESDAY, JUNE 6 @ 11 AM, ROOM E OF THE CCC
No, we are not talking about someone walking off with the bingo winnings of the day! But we are talking about having a bit of fun while learning how to arm ourselves against the nefarious, no-good thieves who occupy their days conjuring up sneaky ways to defraud the seniors in our communities. Join a representative from the Connecticut Department of Banking, Government Relations and Consumer Affairs who will discuss protecting your personal information and finances, banking scams and fraud, identity theft, and more. This event is free and light refreshments will be served but registration is required. Please call 860.693.5811 to claim your seat at the game table.
This is a great way to reinforce the May session on Elder Fraud or an alternative, in case you missed it.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID – FREE SEMINAR
THURSDAYS, June 15 and 22 @ 9 am – 1 pm, ROOM E of the CCC
Learn how to support your friends, family and neighbors. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. You’ll build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to those who are struggling. You’ll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support. After the course, you’ll be able to: recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges as well as common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges; understand how to interact with a person in crisis; know how to connect a person with help; use self-care tools and techniques.
This program is free but it requires registration. Call 860.693.5811 to save a seat. Minimum required attendance of 10 people and a maximum of 30.
FALL PREVIEW! FALL PREVENTION: MATTER OF BALANCE SEMINAR
MONDAYS @ 10:30 – 12:30, ROOM E of the CCC, September 11 – November 6
NO SESSION on Columbus Day, 10/9
We are pleased to offer this FREE 8-week course provided by our partners at the Farmington Valley Health District. Since it involves numerous weeks beginning in September, we are offering this preview so that you may plan ahead.
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. You will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, exercise to increase strength
Who should attend? Anyone who is concerned about falls, interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength; anyone who has fallen in the past or has restricted activities because of falling concerns. This program is free but it requires registration. Call 860.693.5811 to save a seat. Minimum required attendance of 10 people and a maximum of 25.