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Anti-Scam Training Sessions for Older Adults

WHAT: June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month in California.  Each year, an estimated five million older people are abused, neglected, or exploited and lose $2.6 billion or more to scams. To empower older adults to protect against financial predators, a coalition of advocates led by the San Francisco Dept.of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) will host a week-long series of anti-scam trainings.

The Savvy, Aware, Safe, Strong (SASS) trainings will take place from June 11 to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 in community centers across San Francisco.  The trainings will be provided in English, Cantonese, and Spanish.  Attendees will receive a set of easy-to-follow flashcards describing the common scams that target older people—and how to spot and stop them.

WHEN & WHERE:  June 11 to 15, at locations throughout San Francisco:

  • Monday, June 11, 10:30 am – 11:00 am: Canon Kip Senior Center, 705 Natoma Street (provided in English)
  • Tuesday, June 12, 11:00 am – 11:30 am: Self-Help for the Elderly, South Sunset Center, 2601 40th Avenue (in Cantonese)
  • Tuesday, June 12, 12:30 pm – 1 pm: Open House, 65 Laguna Street (in English)
  • Wednesday, June 13, 11:00 am – 11:30 am: Self-Help for the Elderly, Lady Shaw Senior Center, 1483 Mason Street (in Cantonese)
  • Wednesday, June 13, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: OMI Senior Center, 65 Beverly Street (in Cantonese)
  • Thursday, June 14, 11:00 am – 11:30 am: Self-Help for the Elderly, Visitación Valley, 66 Raymond Avenue (in Cantonese)
  • Friday, June 15, 10:30 am – 11:00 am: 30th Street, Senior Center, 225 30th Street, 3rd Floor, Social Room (in Spanish)
  • Friday, June 15, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Western Addition Senior Center, 1390 Turk Street (in English)  

Contact info

The Department of Aging and Adult Services
(415) 355-6700