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IT'S YOUR MONEY - KEEP IT!!

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Slidell Municipal Auditorium

2056 2nd Street

Slidell, LA 70458

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IT'S YOUR MONEY - KEEP IT!!

The St. Tammany SALT Council will present a workshop titled “IT’S YOUR MONEY – KEEP IT!!” for Seniors on Friday, June 15th in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The event will convene at 9:00 AM at the Slidell City Auditorium, 2056 Second Street and will include a breakfast snack, lunch, two different presentations and an exhibit area filled by vendors who support the Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference. The event will end by 2:00 PM.

This event is a significant part of the Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference which will be held June 25-26 at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell. The conference began in 2007 to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and the workshop for Seniors is a continuing commitment for Senior Adults to be aware of this important issue that directly impacts their safety and security.

This workshop concentrates on financial exploitation of Senior Adults, a crime that accounts for about 65% of all reported elder abuse cases, and costs billions of dollars annually. These losses are cash, savings, investments and resources that cannot be replaced easily, so the presentations are designed to address issues that may be of great value to the attendees.

The first presentation will begin at 9:30, featuring Ronda Gabb, an Elder Law specialist. Ms Gabb will discuss the issues surrounding legal protections for Seniors to prevent exploitation and how to identify legal resources to help create an effective personal legal plan.

After a long break for lunch and time to meet the vendors, John Skoglund III from Western Union will discuss financial exploitation be electronic means, how to identify schemes to defraud and how to protect against electronic exploitation.

The event is free, however pre-registration is required to be sure there is enough food, drinks, refreshments and vendor items. Pre-registration is available by emailing Events@stsalt.org, online at WWW.STSALT.ORG/EVENTS or by leaving a message at the SALT Message Center at 985-809-5455. The registration deadline is Noon on Wednesday June 13th.

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