Tuesday October 23, 2018

'Money Smart' Program to Enlighten Seniors

RSVP, Office for the Aging and Pathfinder Bank partner for free financial workshop

    The Oswego County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, along with Pathfinder Bank and the Oswego County Office for the Aging, will host Pathfinder’s “Money Smart” Program, a free financial education seminar specifically tailored to seniors.

    The event takes place at 1 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Catholic Charities Community Room, 808 W. Broadway, Fulton.

    “Pathfinder Bank is dedicated to helping our seniors and their families stay safe in a world where elder financial abuse is a growing issue,” said Deana Michaels, Pathfinder Bank “Money Smart” coordinator and branch manager. “Together, we will provide our seniors the resources to make healthy financial decisions and the tools to prevent financial exploitation.”

    The informational workshop is designed to assist seniors by providing information as well as the means to access and apply these resources. Topics include avoiding scams, power of attorney, benefits of knowing your banker, and how to access legal help and health care resources.

    “Our mission is to assist older residents to remain in the community at the highest level of independence, for as long as possible, in safety and dignity,” said Sara Sunday, OFA's aging services administrator.

    The Corporation for National & Community Service, the state Office for the Aging, SUNY Oswego and the United Way of Greater Oswego County sponsor RSVP.

    Space is limited. Contact RSVP at 315-312-2317 or visit rsvp@oswego.edu to register or for more information.