JUNE IS ALZHEIMER’S AND BRAIN AWARENESS MONTH

Are you aware that the Alzheimer’s Association has a helpline that you can access 24 hours a day, seven days a week? If you have questions or just need support, you may call 1-800-272-3900 — anytime! Night or day! You can also access a great deal of information on many different topics in regard to Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving on the Alzheimer’s Association website at www.alz.org.

HOW TO REPORT COVID-19 SCAMS

— Contact the U.S. Department of Justice's National Elder Fraud Hotline at 833-FRAUD-11 (833-372-8311). The hotline is staffed by counselors and case-managers every day from 6a.m. to 11 p.m.

— File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Reports go into the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Database, and are shared with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. (Data from Coronavirus-related consumer complaints submitted to the FTC is available at ftc.gov/exploredata).

— Adult Protective Services and Older Americans Act legal assistance programs can also support people who have been targeted by scams. Find your local programs using the Eldercare Locator - https://eldercare.acl.gov

— If it's a cyber scam, file an Internet Crime Complaint with the FBI -https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx .

— If you’ve encountered a coronavirus scam, and the U.S. Mail® has been used in any way, the United States Postal Inspection Service wants to help. Please report the crime using their online form - https://www.uspis.gov/report/.

— Learn more about reporting suspected tax scams by going to the Report Phishing and Online Scams page on IRS.govhttps://www.irs.gov/privacy-disclosure/report-phishing.

STAY CONNECTED WITH ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana will be hosting FREE online support group sessions the first and thiurd Thursdays of each month; there will be a session held at 10 a.m. and a session held at 2 p.m. on these days. You may log-in on your computer, or you can call in from your telephone to participate. There will be professionally trained group facilitators on hand to foster productive conversations. For more information you may visit www.alzni.org. To register, you may contact 888-303-0180.

GENERATIONS MAGAZINE

Our magazine is geared toward adults in pre-retirement and retirement years and promotes active aging and preventive health. It is published three times a year and is free to subscribers.  All we need is your name and address. If you would like to receive future copies of the magazine, contact Brenda Hancock at 812-888-5146 or bhancock@vinu.edu.

Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division.  Our agency connects individuals and caregivers to community resources and options for long-term care and in-home services.  For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org.

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