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October 2017: Elderly Financial Exploitation Month

PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES: Last updated 10/12/2017

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Beaumont

18th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo Hosted by Better Business Bureau and HomeInstead Senior Care - October 26, 2015 @ 8:30 AM- 2:00 PM

  • Description: Expo will feature over 100 booth exhibitors, Free health screenings, celebrity models, BINGO, special presentations, refreshments, ACES Classic Car Club, door prizes, lots of valuable information from Jefferson County APS Board on Financial Exploitation and tons of fun!
  • Location: Beaumont Civic Center - 701 Main St. Beaumont, TX 7770
  • Participants: APS and multiple community partners - open to the public
  • Contact: Lillie Boudreaux, APS Board President (409) 899-1152, lwboudreaux@txhha.com

Southeast TX Veteran’s Stand Down - October 27, 2017 9am- 2pm

  • Description: Free services for Veterans in efforts to bring a wide range of pre-exiting specialized resources together at one location for veterans. Clothing, shelter information, haircuts, legal services, Information for people with disabilities, etc. Jefferson County APS Board will be present at a vendor booth to provide information regarding Financial Exploitation.
  • Location: American Legion 1320 Pennsylvania St. Beaumont, TX 77705
  • Participants: APS and multiple community partners - open to the public
  • Contact: Laura.Welch@dfps.state.tx.us Community Engagement Specialist (409) 293-2021

Austin

Financial Exploitation Awareness Day - October 17, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Description: A partnership between Amplify Credit Union and Adult Protective Services to distribute information at their branch locations about financial exploitation during the month of October.
  • Location: Amplify Credit Union, 13050 Pond Springs Rd Austin TX 78729
  • Participants: Members and the public.
  • Contact: Adult Protective Services, Community Engagement, (512) 965-3194.

Financial Exploitation Awareness Day - October 17, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Description: A partnership between Amplify Credit Union and Adult Protective Services to distribute information at their branch locations about financial exploitation during the month of October.
  • Location: Amplify Credit Union, 2800 Esperanza Crossing Bldg #2 Austin TX 78758
  • Participants: Members and the public.
  • Contact: Adult Protective Services, Community Engagement, (512) 965-3194.

Financial Exploitation Awareness Day - October 24th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Description: A partnership between Amplify Credit Union and Adult Protective Services to distribute information at their branch locations about financial exploitation during the month of October.
  • Location: Amplify Credit Union, 115 Sundance Pkwy #500 Round Rock TX 78681
  • Participants: Members and the public.
  • Contact: Adult Protective Services, Community Engagement, (512) 965-3194.

Caregiver’s Circle Support Group – October 25th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: With the help of a facilitator, we listen and share experiences with the intent of providing safe and loving support for your journey. We welcome both direct and long-distance unpaid caregivers of a dependent adult. This caregiver support group is not disease specific.
  • Location: Founder's Room in the AGE Building, 3710 Cedar St., Austin, TX 78705
  • Participants: Open to the Public, free of charge.
  • Contact: Barbara Wiederaenders, Volunteer Facilitator, 512-451-0684.

Caldwell

11th Annual Health Fair – October 26th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Description: CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital and CHI St. Joseph Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation is hosting a unique event allowing the collaboration of area agencies, free screenings and an opportunity to provide educational information to community area members.
  • Location: Caldwell Civic Center, 103 W Highway 21, Caldwell, TX 77836.
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: Dalinda Leighton, (979) 567-2202, Burleson Hospital

Chandler

“Planning for the Future” Seminar – October 21, 2017 11:00am- 2:00pm

  • Description: Informational Session & Lunch with Cigna Healthsprings, Adult Protective Services, & Ross & Shoalmire Elder Law Attorney.  Stephanie Sonnier, Community Engagement Specialist will present a workshop on SafeGuarding Our Seniors & How to Report Abuse.
  • Location: Lake Palestine United Methodist Church 2889 FM 315 S Chandler TX
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: APS Community Engagement Specialist, Stephanie.Sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us

College Station

Family History Computer Event – October 18th, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Description: The Family History Computer Users Groups meets the third Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Sept. 21: How to search for books in FamilySearch.org Oct. 19: Google Drive for Genealogists/Family History Buffs Nov. 16: How to find family information using the Red Book, the Everton, and others Dec 21: What to get yourself for Christmas this year.
  • Location: Carter Creek Training Room, 2200 North Forest Parkway, College Station 77845.
  • Participants: No registration is required and it's open to all older adults.
  • Contact: College Station Parks & Recreation, MRodgers@cstx.gov, 979-764-6371

Corpus Christi

7th  Annual Financial Exploitation Awareness Expo – “Protecting Yourself” – Wednesday October 18th , Free half day conference stating at 8:30 AM and running till noon,    

  • Description: Silver Advocate Partners, Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation and the Mayor’s Council on Aging in partnership with APS to  provide information regarding financial exploitation via a series of presentations: Protecting Yourself Against Scams & Bad Deals; Elder Law: Power of Attorneys, Wills, & Beyond; and Disaster Recover Scams.
  • Location: Northwest Senior Center 9725 Up River Road, Corpus Christi, Texas  
  • Participants: APS and multiple community partners - open to the public
  • Contact:  Gustavo Salinas, 956-316-8348 APS Community Engagement Specialist  

Dallas

Texas State Fair – October 12, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Description: Age Well Live Well presentations on Senior Days (Thursdays) at the Texas State Fair
  • Location: State Fair of Texas, 3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210
  • Participants: EVERYONE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • Contact: Katrina Wall – katrina.wall@dfps.state.tx.us

Texas State Fair – October 19, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Description: Age Well Live Well presentations on Senior Days (Thursdays) at the Texas State Fair
  • Location: State Fair of Texas, 3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210
  • Participants: EVERYONE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • Contact: Katrina Wall – katrina.wall@dfps.state.tx.us

Financial Exploitation Summit – October 26, 9:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: Dallas County DA’s Office hosting a Financial Exploitation Summit
  • Location: Jaycee Recreation Center - 3114 Clymer, Dallas TX  75212
  • Participants: EVERYONE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • Contact: Katrina Wall – katrina.wall@dfps.state.tx.us

Ennis

Ennis State Bank – October 27, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Description: APS staff will set up a table inside of Ennis State Bank and be available to talk to customers
  • Location: Ennis State Bank, 815 W Ennis Ave, Ennis, TX  75119
  • Participants: EVERYONE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • Contact: Katrina Wall – katrina.wall@dfps.state.tx.us

Georgetown

Resources for You and Your Neighbor Town Hall – October 25th, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Description: An event in Sun City (Williamson County) that will include a panel of professionals and information fair designed to provide a wealth of information to the Sun City residents on the availability of the many services locally for seniors.
  • Location: Sun City Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown 78633.
  • Participants: Open to public & residents.
  • Contact: Joan Mason, joanmason50@icloud.com

Harlingen

No Tricks, Just Treats!  Friday October 27, 2017 from 2:00 PM till 4:00 PM  

  • Description: Learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of financial exploitation
  • Location: Golden Palms: 2101 Treasure Hills Blvd, Harlingen
  • Participants: APS and multiple community partners – free/open to the public
  • Contact:  Gustavo Salinas, 956-316-8348 APS Community Engagement Specialist 

Jacksonville

“5 BIG Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”- Informational Seminar - October 16, 2017, 1pm-2pm.

  • Description: Informational Session & Lunch with Ross & Shoalmire Elder Law Attorney.  Adult Protective Services information on Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Awareness will be provided.
  • Location: Senior Care of Jacksonville -810 Bellaire Jacksonville, TX
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: APS Community Engagement Specialist, Stephanie.Sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us

GO GREEN DAY! – Wednesday, October 18, 2017

  • Description: APS East Central District encouraging all citizens and agencies to wear Green to raise awareness.
  • Location: District Wide
  • Participants: Everyone

Jasper

41st Annual Fall Festival – October 21, 2017@ 10:00 am -4:00pm

  • Description: Arts & crafts, live entertainment and a wide variety of food, resource informational booths regarding Financial Exploitation Awareness.
  • Location: 246 E Milam St. Jasper County Courthouse Square
  • Participants: Free to the public
  • Contact: Laura.Welch@dfps.state.tx.us Community Engagement Specialist (409) 293-2021

Kaufman, TX

Terrell Senior Terraces Senior EXPO – October 13, 10:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Description: APS staff will set up a table at The Senior EXPO and pass out information.  Things that will be available are:  Flu shots, free health screenings, caregiver resources for financial exploitation and community information
  • Location:  Terrell Senior Terraces, 350 Windsor Ave, Terrell, TX  75160
  • Participants: EVERYONE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • Contact: Katrina Wall – katrina.wall@dfps.state.tx.us

Longview

“5 BIG Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”- Informational Seminar - October 30, 2017, 1pm-2pm.

  • Description: Informational Session & Lunch with Ross & Shoalmire Elder Law Attorney.  Adult Protective Services information on Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Awareness will be provided.
  • Location: Alpine Church of Christ 610 East Loop 281 Longview, TX 75605
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: APS Community Engagement Specialist, Stephanie.Sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us

Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant Community Health Fair sponsored by Tennison Memorial UMC & Titus Regional Medical Center - October 14, 2017 @ 8am - 12:00 Noon

  • Description: Community Resource/Health Fair, free health screenings, door prizes, complimentary lunch. Adult Protective Services informational booth regarding Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation.
  • Location: Tennison  Memorial Methodist Church Activity Center @ 313 North Church St. Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: APS Community Engagement Specialist, Stephanie.Sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us

Newton

Annual Senior BINGO Day – October 24, 2017@ 1:00 pm -4:00pm

  • Description: BINGO, Arts & crafts, live entertainment and a wide variety of food, resource informational booths regarding Financial Exploitation Awareness.
  • Location: 509 Main St. Newton TX 75966
  • Participants: Free to the public
  • Contact: Laura.Welch@dfps.state.tx.us Community Engagement Specialist (409) 293-2021

Pharr

No Tricks, Just Treats!  Monday October 30th from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Description: Learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of financial exploitation
  • Location: Tropic Star RV: 1401 South Cage, Pharr
  • Participants: APS and multiple community partners – free/open to the public
  • Contact:  Gustavo Salinas, 956-316-8348 APS Community Engagement Specialist

No Tricks, Just Treats! Monday October 30th from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Description: Learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of financial exploitation
  • Location: Brook Ridge: 1201 W Ridge Rd, Pharr
  • Participants: APS and multiple community partners – free/open to the public
  • Contact:  Gustavo Salinas, 956-316-8348 APS Community Engagement Specialist 

Port Arthur

"If It's Not your Money It's a Crime" Chase Bank - October 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Description: Laura Welch, APS Community Engagement Specialist will be present at Chase Bank to provide APS Informational Bags regarding Signs & Symptoms of Exploitation and How to Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect and/or Exploitation.
  • Location:  4997 N Twin City Hwy, Port Arthur TX 77642
  • Participants: Jefferson County APS Board Members
  • Contact: Laura.Welch@dfps.state.tx.us Community Engagement Specialist (409) 293-2021

"If it's Not your Money It's a Crime" Door to Door Campaign hosted by Jefferson County APS Board Members - October 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Description: Jefferson County APS Board members will be going Door to Door at Legacy Senior Apartment Complex to provide APS Informational Bags regarding Signs & Symptoms of Exploitation and How to Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect and/or Exploitation.
  • Location:  3225 Lake Arthur Dr. Port Arthur TX 77642
  • Participants: Jefferson County APS Board Members
  • Contact: Lillie Boudreaux, APS Board President (409) 899-1152 lwboudreaux@txhha.com

Waco

2017 Domestic Violence Conference – October 24th, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Description: The 5th Annual Waco Domestic Violence Conference by Family Abuse Center and the McLennan Co. Domestic Violence Response Team is a training event for both professionals and other members of the community.
  • Location: ESC Region 12, 2101 West Loop 340, Waco, TX 76702.
  • Participants: Open to public, registration required.
  • Contact: www.WacoDVConference2017.eventbrite.com

Texarkana

6th Annual 2017 Twin City Marketing Alliance Senior Health Fair - October 19, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: Health Screenings and information from all hospitals and other health providers, entertainment, volunteer opportunities, Bowie County APS Board will be present at a vendor booth to provide information regarding Financial Exploitation.
  • Location: Williams Methodist Hospital @4000 Moores Ln Texarkana, TX 75503.
  • Participants:  Open to the Public
  • Contact: APS Community Engagement Specialist, Stephanie.Sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us

Tyler

5th Annual Faith Walk/Run sponsored by East Texas Minority Health & Wellness Coalition - Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 8:00am- 11:00am.

  • Description: Walk/Run, Health Screenings, Talent Show, Door Prizes, Music and information from all hospitals and other health providers, entertainment, volunteer opportunities, Smith County APS Board will be present at a vendor booth to provide information regarding Financial Exploitation & Elder Abuse Awareness.
  • Location: Woldert Park 701 W. 32nd St. Tyler TX
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: APS Community Engagement Specialist,  Stephanie.Sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us

15th  Annual 2017 Senior Health & Living Expo hosted by Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce - October 19, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Description: Health Screenings and information from all hospitals and other health providers, entertainment, volunteer opportunities, Smith County APS Board will be present at a vendor booth to provide information regarding Financial Exploitation.
  • Location: Harvey Convention Center- 2000 W Front St. Tyler, TX 75702
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: APS Community Engagement Specialist, Stephanie.Sonnier@dfps.state.tx.us
                                                                                                                                                                   
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