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Daily Five: Financial Exploitation of Seniors

Five Things To Know For Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

1. Join the Westerly Public Library’s Knitting and Crocheting Group. The group for anyone who wants to learn more about knitting meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. For more information contact Nina Wright at the Westerly Public Library at 401-596-2877 extension 3 or nwright@westerlylibrary.org.

2. The Olde Mistick Village Art Cinemas is holding a free class on the Financial Exploitation of Seniors: What You Should Know at 7 p.m. The class is co-sponsored by The Elms, Olde Mistick Village Art Cinemas, Stonington Commission on Aging, and Stonington Human Services.

3. Do you know of a fundraiser at a local school, a great concert or an art exhibit at a local business? Is there a garage sale or sports game coming up? If it's not on our Patch calendar, it should be. Feel free to add events to our site here.

4. Spain celebrated the marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabelle of Castile on Oct. 18, 1469. The marriage united Spain.

5. Today's thought: "Creativity takes courage." —Henri Matisse

Elaine Renoire October 18, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Any seminar or discussion about financial exploitation of Seniors must include the topic of judically sanctioned financial exploitation of Seniors via unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships. Read the GAO's 2010 scathing report: "Guardianships: Cases of Financial Exploitation, Neglect and Abuse of Seniors." And please read NASGA's website as well. Forewarned is forearmed!

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