From the Council On Aging/ Senior Center
59 1/2 S. Main St., Acushnet
Garden Club Holiday Green Sale
The New Bedford Garden Club will hold their Annual Holiday Green Sale at the Acushnet Senior Community Center on: Wednesday, 12/4, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Free Senior IDs
Tuesday, 12/10, from 10:00–11:00 a.m. at the Acushnet Senior Community Center.
The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new, free public safety program for seniors. In just a few minutes, they can create a Senior ID card that has your name, photo and emergency contact. It’s great as a second form of identification, and everyone is offered lanyards so seniors can wear it around their necks.
This free program is offered in partnership with COAs and TRIAD groups across the Bristol County area.
Ice Cream Social
Join Next Monitoring as they hold an ice cream social here at the Acushnet COA on Wednesday, 12/11, at 1:00 p.m. This event is free but you must reserve your seat, 508-998-0280.
COA Holiday Party
Wednesday, 12/23, 12:15 p.m. lunch; 1 p.m. musical entertainment
Join us to celebrate the holiday season with lunch (deli sandwiches) and musical entertainment by Country Flavored featuring rhythm guitar, lead guitar, vocals, and pedal steel guitar.
Tickets on sale December 2nd, $4/per person.
Social Security Scams
The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, Gail S. Ennis, and Commissioner of Social Security Andrew Saul announce the launch of a dedicated online form at https://oig.ssa.gov to receive reports from the public of Social Security-related scams.
These scams — in which fraudulent callers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for purported Social Security number problems — skyrocketed over the past year to become the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Administration.
To combat these scams, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will use the new online form to capture data that will be analyzed for trends and commonalities. The OIG will use the data to identify investigative leads, which could help identify criminal entities or individuals participating in or facilitating the scams. Ultimately, these efforts are expected to disrupt the scammers, helping reduce this type of fraud as well as the number of victims.
“We are taking action to raise awareness and prevent scammers from harming Americans,” said Commissioner Saul. “I am deeply troubled that our country has not been able to stop these crooks from deceiving some of the most vulnerable members of our society.”
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