Have you ever received a letter, an email or a phone call and thought “that’s unusual”?
If you have, then you have taken the first step towards protecting yourself from financial fraud. And here is how you can learn more:
Tuesday, February 24th
2:00 – 3:30 pm
(in the US Bank room)
801 SW 10th Ave Portland, OR
Come join our panel of experts from the:
+ Department of Justice,
+ Multnomah County Fraud Specialist Team
+ Elders in Action
Learn how you can avoid the latest scam, what to do if you see something suspicious and how you can stop future abuse in your community.
Our panel will discuss current trends and what is being done to go after the perpetrators. You have the Power to Protect yourself and your loved ones. Come join us and learn from the experts.
Power to Protect is sponsored by Umpqua Bank.
TriMet Proposal to Increase Honor Citizen Fares
TriMet is proposing to increase Honored Citizen fares by $0.25 for single tickets and $2 for monthly passes beginning September 1, 2015. This is the first increase for Honored Citizens since 2010, despite increases to fares for other riders.
TriMet is inviting interested community stakeholders to a public forum on March 5, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 pm at the TriMet Transit Mobility Center, 515 NW Davis Street in downtown Portland. Your participation will help shape TriMet’s strategy to make this fare increase as painless as possible for Honored Citizen riders. Please RSVP to Nina Jones or 503-962-2337 if you would like to attend this discussion.
For those interested in testifying on this proposed increase, TriMet Board meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 9 am. The hearings on the proposed Honored Citizen increase will be held on April 22 and May 27. For meeting locations and details on giving testimony click here.
Elders in Action’s Encore Action Teams Making A Difference
One of Elders in Action’s partners, the Portland Memory Garden, had a critical project to build an information kiosk in their special garden that is designed to meet the special needs of those with memory disorders (such as Alzheimer’s disease) and to provide respite for their caregivers. EiA contacted one of our corporate volunteer partners, Tokyo Electron Ltd., and before you know the kiosk was in place. Read about this powerful project below.
Elders in Action’s Encore Action Teams utilize a service learning approach which creates meaningful and rewarding hands-on service experiences for volunteers. Our Encore Action Teams provide service activities that are completed in a day or in a series which last a few weeks. Participants achieve a greater knowledge of issues affecting older adults and the projects make a real difference in people’s lives. If interested in becoming involved in a Encore Action team give us a call at 503-235-5474.
Elder Financial Abuse
Listening & Learning Session
Please join Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for an informative panel discussion on Elder Financial Abuse.
Thursday, November 6th from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Q Center, 4115 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR
This event is for older Oregonians and those who care for them. Join us to learn more about:
- What is Financial Abuse?
- How can I protect myself from becoming a victim?
- Where can I report concerns or find recources for support?
RSVP at 503-235-5474 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the event to Ellen Klem at (503) 507-1061 / email@example.com.