Seniors will have an opportunity to arm themselves against the latest scams and fraud during a “Scamboree” event sponsored by the Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 12. at the Sedalia Senior Center.
The event will provide information about how seniors can protect themselves from scam artists trying to steal their personal information. The event at the center, 312 S. Washington, includes interactive games and prizes.
Speakers and exhibitors include Brian Henning, Team Coordinator of the Missouri SMP, as well as representatives from the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department, Sedalia Police, Missouri Secretary of State’s office, and Crossroads Hospice.
The Scamboree is presented in partnership between Care Connection for Aging Services and the Missouri SMP. Care Connection is an area agency on aging serving 13 West Central Missouri counties, including Pettis, through 23 locations, including the Sedalia Senior Center. Its mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences. The Missouri SMP’s mission is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. For more information, call 1-800-748-7826.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Administration on Aging (AoA), Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Grantees carrying out projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official AoA, ACL, or DHHS policy.