Library hosts Financial Exploitation seminar

April 2, 2012 by  

On Wednesday, April 25th, the Des Plaines Public Library will be hosting a seminar called “The Warning Signs of Financial Exploitation”, as part of their “Money Smart Week Program” for adults. This event is being held at the Des Plaines Public Library located at 1501 Ellinwood Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois. The event begins at 7pm and runs until 8:30pm in Meeting Room A.

In order to attend The Warning Signs of Financial Exploitation Seminar, guest must be registered in advance of 6pm that evening. To register, guests can fill out the registration form online at the Des Plaines Public Library’s website or they can drop into the library during normal business hours. In 2011, financial exploitation of seniors was the leading abuse that effected elderly people. Guest that are attending this seminar, being presented by Ron Webb, will learn to recognize the signs of someone who is praying on the elderly and where to report the criminal behavior. Participants will learn who the proper authorities are and how to report the action, as well as how to prevent it from happening to elderly people. Part of this seminar will focus on how to train elderly people to be aware and how to avoid people who wish to take advantage of them.

This seminar will also focus some time and attention to the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act to show people what to look out for when it comes to their loved ones. Unfortunately, one of the reasons elderly financial exploitation takes place is because far too often elderly neglect is present and no one checks in on the elderly people to ensure they are well.

Print companies have probably prepared a number of documents for this seminar. For additional information, call the library at 847-827-5551.