SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit Abertillery Alzheimers Society Group
Wednesday 8th March, has seen SCLT volunteer Jon Williams joining the regular meeting of the Abertillery Alzheimers Group to deliver a fully interactive presentation on avoiding scams and cons, which areso often targeted at the vulnerable, elder community by heartless criminals, who exploit the frailities of later life to carry out their traumatising criminality.
The Memory Cafe is held in Ty Ebbw Fach, Six Bells (Abertillery) on two Wednesdays of the month from 10:30 to 12:30. Memory cafés are where people with dementia, their families and carers can meet together to socialise, take part in activities, and also gain information and support.
Jon is a veteran volunteer on the SCLT Public Presentation Team, he said, “Elders who live with dementia are particularly at risk from the many frauds that may be directed at them via the telephone, internet, by letter or even on the doorstep.
Our role is to provide specific advice and crime prevention on this subject, to allow elders and their carers to be better advised of the latest frauds doing the rounds and also to feel more confident when dealing with the situations in their daily lives which may present particular scam risks"
Every member of the audience rceived a personal copy of the award-winning Senior Siren magazine, which is packed with advice and tips on staying safe into later life
SCLT presenter Jon Williams (standing centre) is hosted by the Abertillery Alzheimers Society Group