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Seminar to focus on senior safety
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Posted: 2014 Mar 21 - 06:49

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STUART -- Seniors will learn how to protect themselves, their property and their identities, thanks to a new safety seminar series for seniors at the Kane Center in Stuart.

The Council on Aging of Martin County, together with the Dennis Root Public Safety Foundation, will launch the series beginning March 25, from1- 3 p.m. The first session, "Personal Safety for Seniors," will cover home safety and security, how to avoid becoming a victim, and more.

Presented by renowned law enforcement trainer and nationally recognized personal safety expert Dennis Root, the safety seminars are memorable and entertaining, yet they provide critically important information that could save your property - or even your life. The series will continue on April 16 at 1 p.m. with "Identity Theft and Internet Security." Upcoming seminar topics will be announced as dates become available.

Dennis Root is the President of Dennis Root & Associates, Inc., a private investigation and expert consultant firm. His area of expertise has him working force cases across the United States. One of his most recently cases had him serve as the use of force expert during the George Zimmerman trial.

The mission of the Council on Aging of Martin County is to help seniors live young at any age by remaining independent, healthy and living in their own homes. The not-for-profit Council provides programs in support of this mission, including Meals on Wheels, an adult day program, geriatric specialty primary medical care, care management and caregiver support. The Council, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014, is the longest standing organization in the county dedicated to serving our senior population.

The Kane Center, the home of the Council on Aging of Martin County, is a multi-generational facility offering a wide range of services for seniors, their families and caregivers, and the greater Treasure Coast community. The Kane Center is designed to serve all seniors in Martin County, from the active to the frail, through social, wellness, medical, nutritional, educational and cultural programming. Intergenerational events for the general public are also offered. The on-site Frances Langford Theatre and Auditorium, the Town Center and other spaces are available for rent for special events. The Kane Center is owned and operated by the Council on Aging of Martin County.

RSVP to attend by calling (772) 223-7807. Refreshments will be served, sponsored by Stuart Lodge Assisted Living.

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