DEARBORN,Mich. – Dearborn Public Library is taking steps to help local senior citizens make informed decisions about complex issues and protect themselves from popular scams. A series of six programs will be presented by Senior Brigade, an arm of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division for the State of Michigan. Senior Brigade has developed a variety of informational resources and offers free educational programs on special topics geared toward senior consumers and caregivers.
The programs at Dearborn Public Library will include a session on phone and mail scams, which will show seniors how to recognize and protect themselves from common scams initiated over the phone, by mail, and by email. The identity theft program will explain how thieves steal an identity and what they do with the stolen information. Residential care choices will offer tips for selecting a nursing home as well as how to recognize and report abuse or neglect. Programs on other valuable topics will also be presented.
All programs will be held at 11 a.m. on select Fridays at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn. The programs are free and registration is not required.
The schedule of Senior Brigade Programs is as follows:
- Phone and Mail Scams, 11 a.m., Friday, September 12
- Investment Fraud, 11 a.m., Friday, October 10
- Identity Theft, 11 a.m., Friday, November 14
- Residential Care Choices, 11 a.m., Friday, December 12
- Online Safety, 11 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2015
- Home Repair and Equity Scams, 11 a.m., Friday, April 17, 2015
For more information about these or other library programs, please call 313-943-2330 or visit the library homepage at www.dearbornlibrary.org. For more information about Senior Brigade, please visit www.MI.gov/SeniorBrigade.