Public Presentation Team Visit – Blagdon Retirement Village, Taunton


Monday 1st April 2019 has seen SCLT enrichment presenter Ash Jones, accepting an invitation to join  the regular meeting of the Blagdon Retirement Village Social Group as their guest speaker on the subject of avoiding financial abuse in later life.


Senior Safety Presentation - This presentation is aimed at older adult audiences and explores the extent of the ageing population and some of the safety challenges faced by elders in society today. With a strong focus on empowerment through education, the presentation explores the dangers of doorstep crime and  telephone, mail and internet (e-mail) deception-type scams. We offer tips and advice on staying safe - as well as signposting seniors to some other useful resources.


At the conclusion of his visit, Ash commented, “I have really enjoyed joining the wonderful audience of elders at the Blagdon Retirement Village for their regular meeting today. I hope some of my messages of senior safety will have resonated with the attendees and they leave my session, feeling empowered to spot any potential fraud and also now have the knowledge of what to do to stay safe if it should happen to them”


Every member of the audience received a personal copy of the award-winning Senior Siren magazine, which is produced by the Senior Citizen Liaison Team and published quarterly online and via a local network of outlets.


Public Presentation Team Visit - Blagdon Retirement Village, Taunton