Upcoming November courses on budgeting, fraud prevention, cyber protection and more | Community


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The Commonwealth offers many programs to support, conserve, and protect the myriad seniors across the state.

The pa. The Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) will host and attend numerous virtual and in-person presentations for senior groups, service providers and the general public throughout the month of November in order to improve the administration’s financial standing as part of the Wolf Consumer Protection Initiative.

The state said that the November briefings will be held virtually in partnership with the listed organizations and publicly, unless otherwise stated.

Virtual events for general audiences

Budgeting for your New Years goals – This virtual presentation that will showcase your attitude and meet your financial goals for the New Year will be available on November 2nd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Malvern Public Library on 1 East 1st Avenue in Malvern, Chester County presents To log in.

Scam bingo – This presentation – a fun and interactive game that teaches consumers how to use BINGO to protect themselves against investment fraud – will be offered virtually on November 3rd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bosler Memorial Library, Cumberland County.

Online Safety – This presentation – on using secure websites, strong passwords, safe online shopping, online safety and how to use social media as safely as possible – will be held virtually on November 9th, starting November 6th, at the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, Cumberland County ): 00 am to 7:00 pm and November 16 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm To register.

Avoid Fraud and Identity Theft – This virtual presentation – which addresses common scams, identifies warning signs of potential fraud, and can take steps to reduce the likelihood of identity theft or victimization – will be presented virtually at the Ephrata Public Library (Lancaster County) on November 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. To register.

Virtual events for seniors

Popular Scams And How To Avoid Them – A presentation on popular scams, warning signals for fraud and ways to protect yourself is offered virtually for:

  • Foster Grandparents Program in Towanda, Bradford County, November 18, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Open to program members

  • Philadelphia Senior Center, Avenue of the Arts, 509 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, November 29, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact: Edwina Griggs, 215-546-8781 ext. 1625.

Fraud and Identity Theft Prevention – Available at:

  • In person – Heidelberg Area Retired Persons (HARP) at Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irvin Road in Slatington (Lehigh County) on November 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For further information and participation, contact: Eleanor Klevenhagen, rakhsbs @ ptd.net.

  • In person – Plains Active Adult Center, 50 2nd Street in Plains, Luzerne County, November 18, 10:30 am to 11:30 am For more information, contact: Alice Bohunko, Director, 570-824-5542

  • Montco Senior Active Adult Center Norristown and Ambler, Montgomery County, November 29, 10:30 am to 11:30 am For more information, contact: Susan Edgren, Director of Health and Wellness, 610-275-1960 App. 122. Open to members.

Cybersecurity: Tips for Christmas shopping – with a focus on protection when shopping online – are presented personally at:

  • Pathways Institute, High Auditorium, Crossings Building, Landis Homes at 1001 East Oregon Road in Lititz, Lancaster County on November 1, 10:00 am to 11:00 am For information, contact: Beth Graybill, 717-381-3577 orbgraybill @ landis .org.

  • Messiah Lifeways, Hostetter Enrichment Center, Messiah Village at 100 Mt Allen Drive in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County on November 9, 10:00 am to 11:00 am For information, contact: Sharon Blouch, Pathways Institute Coordinator, 717-591-7213 info @ thepathwaysinstitute.org.

Fraud Bingo will be offered in person on November 4th from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Lehighton Senior Center at 243 S. 8th Street in Lehighton, Carbon County. For more information, please contact: Anne Horrigan, Center Services Director, 610- 824-7830.

Events for organizations and service providers

At the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania 2021 State Convention in Harrisburg, Dauphin County on November 12th, employees will present a two-part series focusing on retirement and cybersecurity, and online safety from 2pm to 3pm: 30 p.m. focused will also be available on November 11th and 12th to answer questions and provide resources.

Invest in women – a program addressing the specific financial challenges faced by many women, and topics related to finance and investment – will be held at 4:00 p.m. For more information and the zoom link, please contact [email protected]

According to the department’s press release, DoBS Investor Education and Consumer Outreach employees are working with state and local government agencies, service providers, community and trade organizations, the General Assembly, the military community, schools and other partners to help Pennsylvanian across the Commonwealth get on well inform the financial market.

Find out more about the free, non-commercial programs and presentations, or contact us to request a program tailored to your specific needs.

Citizens are advised to check the department’s events calendar to find an event near you. Consumers and community groups can call 1-800-PA-BANKS or email [email protected] for more information.

To learn more about the Consumer Financial Protection Initiative, follow the department on Twitter and Facebook.

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