2017-02-17 / Family

Seniors can avoid scams

In collaboration with the Ventura County Adult Abuse Prevention Council, Cypress Place Senior Living will host a free educational program on avoiding senior scams from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 23 at 1200 Cypress Point Lane, Ventura.

The Stop Senior Scams Acting Program uses theater to dramatize senior scams. Members of the troupe, ages 60 to 97, write and perform skits based on their personal experiences.

Using popular songs like “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Getting to Know You,” “Money, Money, Money” and “Stop in the Name of Love,” the troupe brings theatricality and laughter to the topic.

The program was founded in 1997 by director Adrienne Omansk, a teacher of older adults and adults with disabilities.

According to Nancy Cole, an eldercare manager and board member of VCAAPC, the SM Acting Program has been recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and the California State Assembly.

Seating is limited. RSVPs are requested by calling (805) 765-1066.

For information about Cypress Place Senior Living, visit cypressplaceseniorliving.com. To find out more about the not-for-profit VCAAPC, go to vcaapc.org.

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