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Library Happenings in Gloucester County Senior Series Announced for Logan Branch

(Logan Twp.) Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Bill Krebs, liaison to the Gloucester County Library System announced that the Logan Township branch of the Gloucester County Library System will offer a series of free programs on topics of special interest to Senior Citizens.

"Learning to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and scams is important for our seniors because they are often most targeted by criminals," said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney. "I read how people are scammed and it is really disturbing. Often times it is the elderly who are taken advantage of and they lose what little money they have to live on. By attending these free workshops, our seniors can learn a lot and become empowered with knowledge, not victims," said Sweeney.

Freeholder Krebs said that in addition to the workshops, the county offers many programs and services that seniors can use throughout the year. "Gloucester County Library does an outstanding job of providing workshops and seminars and we also have a County Office of Consumer Affairs that is a great resource for our seniors in learning how and what to do if they are unsure if they have been a victim or targeted as a victim of identity theft or a scam."

The Senior Series at the Logan Branch of GCLS includes:

Tuesday, August 9 at 11am - Identity Theft and Senior Citizens
Barbara Friedman of AARP New Jersey will discuss the many issues involving Identity Theft and steps seniors can take to protect themselves.

Wednesday, September 14 at 11am - "Step-by-Step" Walking Program for Older Adults
The Gloucester County Department of Health and Senior Services will explain strategies that Seniors can use to increase physical activity and improve fitness levels.

Tuesday, October 11 at 2pm - Avoiding Scams Don't become a victim!
Detective Perna of the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office will explain how to recognize common scams directed at senior citizens.

To register or for more information on these programs please call the Logan library at 856-241-0202.