Nanaimo’s Harbour City Seniors Society is looking after its own with a day-long forum on crime prevention for seniors.
The Crime Prevention forum takes place Oct. 19 at Bowen Park auditorium and addresses a myriad of security issues for seniors from online crimes and commercial rip-offs, to identity theft, fraud, criminal threats while traveling abroad and elder abuse at home.
Participants learn how to recognize the threats, limit their vulnerability and prevent themselves from becoming a victim.
The forum is also an opportunity for seniors to learn about their protection within the Criminal Justice System and the role of the police in the process.
The day features keynote speaker Peter German, regional deputy commissioner of Correctional Service Canada Pacific Region and a former RCMP member for 30 years.
Other workshops, discussions and demonstrations include participation by the RCMP bike squad and dog unit, Crime Stoppers, the Better Business Bureau, City of Nanaimo and John Howard Society.
Tickets are $25 for non-members and $20 for members. Lunch and two coffee breaks are included in the price.
Please register by calling 250-755-7501.