Elder workshops to be held in Belmont

Concerns about elder abuse and cybersecurity related to older adults will be discussed next month during Allegany County Office for the Aging-hosted workshops at Belmont.

Social workers will discuss Elder Abuse Awareness from 1PM to 2:30PM Tuesday, December 6, and Alfred State College faculty and cyber security students will review internet safety from 1PM to 3PM Thursday, December 8.

Both sessions will be held at the Crossroads Conference Center, 6087 State Route 19 North.

The first workshop will identify five types of elder abuse, the difference between elder abuse and being a victim of a scam or a crime, the Adult Protective Services criteria and referral process, commonly used resources in the community, and individual roles in prevention and identification of elder abuse in older adults.

The Thursday session will focus on tips and tricks that seniors should know about electronic devices and internet use.

After the presentation, students will be available to answer questions in regard to individual phones, tablets or laptop computers which seniors bring with them.

Further information and required registration are available at (585) 268-9390 or ofa@alleganyco.gov.
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