Mail Scam Targets Missoula’s Older Adults
Linda Brooks-Curtis received this check in the mail, which would have bounced after being deposited had she not turned it in.
Linda Brooks-Curtis was excited when she first read the letter. She was being told that she'd won millions and was awarded $2,450 to help pay the fee. All Linda had to do, the letter said, was deposit the check and pay a processing fee of $1,950. If she had, Linda would have been out almost two-grand as the check was fake and part of a common scam tactic targeting older adults. Missoula Aging Service's Renee Labrie-Shanks says these scams come into the US by the truckload deceiving Americans out of $18 billion a year. Read the full story from KECI here.
Guest column in Missoulian
MAS Governing Board Chair Larry White shares some of the potential impacts on older adults if federal-state Medicaid funding is cut. Read the July 1, 2017 guest opinion here.
Guest opinion in Missoulian
Senior Corps volunteers are valued highly in the community for their contributions, and Senior Corps Week during May is a good time to acknowledge that. Read the May 15, 2017 guest opinion article here.
Swan Valley Community Foundation Supports Initiative for Services for Older Adults
The SVCF is working in collaboration with Missoula Aging Services (MAS) and the Seeley Lake Community Foundation to fund a resource specialist at MAS' new satellite office in Seeley Lake. Read the article in the Seeley Lake Pathfinder.
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