Seminar to Help Older Adults Avoid Scams is Scheduled for April 10

March 26, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A free seminar to help older adults avoid scams will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 10 at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive. “Spring Scams: Ending Elder Exploitation” will help seniors and their family members identify common scams and learn how to avoid becoming victims.
The event is sponsored by The Elder Law Clinic, a program of Wake Forest University School of Law. The Elder Law Clinic is located at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging. Co-sponsors of the April 10 program are Senior Services and the Shephard's Center of Greater Winston-Salem. Speakers will include:
• Special Agent Craig Williams of the U.S. Secret Service.
• Investor Education Coordinator John Maron from N.C. Department of the
Secretary of State Securities Division.
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Professional Geriatric Care Manager Cathy
Wilson of CareNet.
• Clinical Professor and Managing Attorney Kate Mewhinney of The Elder Law Clinic.
Victims and family members from the Triad community will present their stories of being defrauded. Refreshments will be provided. To register, contact the Elder Law Clinic at 336-713-8630 or
For more information about the event, contact Monica Julian at
The Elder Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to moderate-income older adults. For more information about the clinic, go to


Media Contacts: Karen Richardson,,. Shannon Koontz,, or Bonnie Davis, at 336-716-4587

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and fourth in the Southeast in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.

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