Jun 2, 2016

FVCC Hosts Film and Discussion to Expose and Prevent Senior Financial Fraud

Flathead Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center is hosting a screening of the documentary film “Fleeced” on June 15 at 2 p.m. in the large community room inside the Arts and Technology Building on campus. The film exposes the problem of financial exploitation of senior citizens in the United States. A panel discussion featuring experts from the Office of the Montana State Auditor, Kalispell Police Detective Division, Adult Protective Services and Senior Medicare Patrol will immediately follow the film.

According to the Montana Area Agencies on Aging Association (M4A), one out of every five older adults falls victim to financial exploitation, most often perpetrated by family members. “Fleeced” shows examples from around the country of how seniors are protecting themselves from financial fraud and fighting back.

Offered in partnership with Flathead County Agency on Aging, M4A and Montana Senior Medicare Patrol, the film and discussion are free and open to the public. The event is part of a statewide campaign sponsored by M4A entitled “Face It – Senior Financial Fraud Happens!” Refreshments will be served courtesy of Glacier Bank.

For additional information about the event, call Flathead County Agency on Aging at 758-5730.