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Preventing Elder Fraud - Lunch & Learn

Preventing Elder Fraud - Lunch & Learn

 

Preventing Elder Fraud

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Statistics show that an increasing number of people, in general, are falling victim to scams. Part of the problem is that scammers are highly adaptable and can mimic legitimate communications from romantic partners, tech support staff, and government employees. One group particularly affected by this issue is the elderly. Those homeowners with healthy financial savings, good credit scores, and a trusting nature often prove to be attractive targets for scammers.

Elder fraud is on the rise and has resulted in over a billion dollars in losses in 2021. Learn about scams targeting older adults, what to do if you are a victim of fraud, and how best to protect yourself and your loved ones.  

We hope you will join the conversation Wednesday, December 14th.

Details:

When: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Where:  Canton Administration Building - First Floor Board Room

1150 Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48187

Cost: FREE (but we do ask that you register so we have enough seating)

Please bring your lunch or something to nibble on.

About Our Speakers:

Pam Sargent has been with Community Financial Credit Union for 7 years and currently works as a Fraud Investigator. She started her career as a teller, working the front line at the Plymouth branch. She quickly became interested with the fraud part of the business and worked her way to her current position by mentoring in the department. Pam's passion is to assist members who have been victims of fraud and to provide education in this area.

Kristen LaForest is the Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator for Community Financial Credit Union. Kristen travels around the state providing educational programs in the schools and communities that CFCU serves.

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Future Lunch & Learn Topics:

·    January: How Public Radio Is Filling the Local News Gap - January 18th

·    February: The Civility Project - February 7th

·    March: Healthy Yard Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Watershed - March 15th

Questions? Call Beth Meade at the Local Impact Alliance

Local Impact Alliance

734.495.1200

LocalImpactAlliance.org

 
TOY DRIVE

TOY DRIVE

TOY DRIVE 

 

Thursday, December 1st

Westland City Hall

36300 Warren Rd., Westland, MI 48185

5:30-7:30 pm

 

$5 per person recommended donation. Please bring an unwrapped toy to help the Westland Salvation Army provide Christmas gifts

to local disadvantaged children.

 

Entertainment by the John Glenn High School Choir

6:15-6:45

No registration necessary - come when you can, leave when you must.

Questions? Contact the Community Foundation office at 734/495-1200.

Giving Hope - Fall Business Meeting Update

Giving Hope - Fall Business Meeting Update

Fall Annual Business Meeting Event October 12th

Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle enjoyed Our Fall Annual Meeting at Rocky’s of Northville. Members were given the updated Operating Guidelines of Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle, along with a reminder that annual dues of $125 are now due.

The Emergency Granting Fund was introduced. Emergency fund requests are vetted by CCF/LIA and approved by the Advisory Board to ensure donations will be used appropriately for true needs.

Members were asked to consider serving on our Advisory Board which meets 4-6 times a year. This is an opportunity to be more involved and collaborate with some talented ladies while providing support to local women, children and families in our community.

New Members

Giving Hope extends a very warm welcome to 5 new members: Penny Irwin, Jackie Jossey, Christine Schingeck, Mary Miller and Sue Smith. Our membership has grown to 64; and this, in turn gives us an even greater opportunity to help those in need!

Annual Meeting Recap

Along with our annual business meeting, ladies enjoyed socializing, a delicious plated dinner and learned about the Lead #Like A Girl program which has been empowering young ladies in our community for success for the past 7 years. The program’s director, Laura Mortier, gave a brief presentation overview of the program. Recent program graduates Sunhani Manosh and Natalie Richardson spoke about their personal experience with Lead #Like A Girl. $841 was raised in Pass the Purse and online donations, which will be applied towards the Lead #Like@Girl college scholarship fund awarded annually at their May graduation celebration. Giving Hope members will be invited to attend the ceremony.

Another treat of the evening was seeing some of our recent granting funds in action. Giving Hope member Christina Bair brought a variety of sample soaps from MOD Market. MOD Market recently received a grant from Giving Hope to support this new soap making program for the participants at Living and Learning Enrichment Center. The soaps will be sold at MOD Market in downtown Northville.

Special thank you to Karen Hanchett for suggesting and coordinating our efforts to support Lead # Like A Girl program and Becky Hurst, who helped clean up after our vent.

Dixboro General Store Christmas Shopping Event

Our next special event will be The Dixboro General Store Christmas shopping event on Wednesday, November 30th 7-9 pm.  Invite your lady friends to come shop at 20% off items! Our Pass the Purse will go to support The Rainbow Connection. Their mission is to make wishes come true for Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Pass the Purse collection will focus on gift cards that the Rainbow Connection can give to wish families.

Suggested gift cards:Taco Bell, AMC, Chic Fil A, Amazon, McDonald’s, Panera, Meijer, Little CaesarsDairy Queen *Cash is always welcome.

 

Raeann Neil

Special Events Chair

Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle

Long Covid

Long Covid

Lunch & Learn - Surviving Long Covid

 

Most People with Covid-19 won't become severely ill and will often recover within weeks of illness. But even a mild infection can cause long Covid. And with the high transmissibility of certain variants - which often results in milder disease outcomes - many people may be concerned about developing long Covid.
 
Long Covid - or post Covid conditions - is a wide range of new, returning or on going health problems people may experience more than four weeks after being first infected. Even, people who did not have any symptoms can experience long Covid, which can present as different types and combinations of health problem and can range in lengths of time, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Stephen Bloom, Medical Director of Rehabilitation at St.Josephs Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, will join us to talk about the symptoms of long Covid and living with the long-term effects. Time will be reserved to answer specific questions.

Details :
 
Date - Wednesday, November 9, 2022 11:30 am-12:30pm

Location - Canton Human Services Building (1st floor - Room A/B) 50430 School House Road, Canton, MI 48187

FREE (however, registration is required) Please bring your lunch.

Contact Beth Meade at 734-495-1200

Register Here

Media Literacy

Media Literacy

Great discussion and points made at the Lunch & Learn session hosted by Local Impact Alliance.
 
Topic - Improve your Media Literacy
Speaker - Jo Angela Oehrli
 
In an age of misinformation and information overload, how do we sort fact from fiction and reputable sources from those less reliable? Keen critical thinking skills can help to filter through the noise to get to the truth.
 
Jo Angela is a former high school and middle school teacher who now, as a Learning Librarian at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, helps college students find information on a wide range of topics. She is currently an adjunct lecturer for U/M's School of Information and College of Literature, Science and Arts; and is teaching a class entitled, "Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact From Fiction."
 
Here is the link for the recording of the discussion.
 
 
 
 
Improve your Media Literacy - Lunch & Learn

Improve your Media Literacy - Lunch & Learn

 
 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022 AT 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 1150 S Canton Center Rd, Canton, MI 48188-1608, United States

 
In an age of misinformation and information overload, how do we sort fact from fiction and reputable sources from those less reliable? Keen critical thinking skills can help to filter through the noise to get to the truth.
Local expert Jo Angela Oehrli will be our featured speaker at the October Lunch and Learn to help us sort fact from fiction regarding news and propaganda.
 
 
About Jo Angela Oehrli:
 
7/28/17 Studio portrait of Angie OehrliJo Angela is a former high school and middle school teacher who now, as a Learning Librarian at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, helps college students find information on a wide range of topics.She is currently an adjunct lecturer for U/M's School of Information and College of Literature, Science and Arts; and is teaching a class entitled, "Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact From Fiction."

 

 

 

Details:
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Where: Canton Township Administration Building - Ground Floor, Room D
1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, 48188
 
Cost: FREE (but we do ask that you register so we have enough seating)
Please bring your lunch or something to nibble on.

Register at the link here

 

Lunch & Learn Veterans Healthcare Update

Lunch & Learn Veterans Healthcare Update

2nd season of Lunch and Learn series hosted by Local Impact Alliance launched today at the Canton Township Building 1st floor Board room.
 
The topic "Veterans Healthcare Update" was very well received. It was in partnership with Legal Help For Veterans, PLLC
 
Speakers Deanne Bonner Simpson Esq. & Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone (retired) presented new information on Burn Pit Exposure & other new presumptive conditions.
 
Veterans and their family members from the Local Community were able to ask questions.
 
Please take a look at the pictures and the recording of the program will also be shared on our social media.
 
We, at Local Impact Alliance, along with affiliated members are forever grateful for your service.
 
Please mark your calendars for upcoming topics and dates for more in Lunch & Learn series.
 
 
Oct. 12 – Media Literacy
Nov. 9 – Long Covid
Dec. 14 – Financial Literacy
Lunch & Learn Veterans Event

Lunch & Learn Veterans Event

Welcome to the fall line up of Lunch & Learns. Mark your calendar for these great speakers addressing interesting topics in a simple, one-hour format. Whether you choose to come in person or opt to join us virtually, we invite you to bring your lunch and feed your mind!

September Topic

Veteran Healthcare Update

Burn Pit Exposure & Other New Presumptive Conditions

Speakers: Deanne Bonner Simpson, Esq. & Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone (retired)

Whether you are a military veteran, have a veteran in your family, work with veterans, or simply have an interest in our veteran community, we invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 14th as our VA healthcare experts give an update on veteran health care and new presumptive conditions. This includes the new presumptive conditions associated with Burn Pits and Agent Orange.

 

DETAILS:

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

11:30am - 1:00pm

Canton Township Administration Building (1st floor board room), 1150 S. Canton Center Rd.

FREE (however, registration is required)

Contact Beth Meade at 734-495-1200 to register.

 

Deanne L Bonner Simpson LHFV Picture 1 Deanne L. Bonner Simpson Ms. Bonner Simpson’s practice focuses on the legal issues of United States veterans and their families, most commonly VA service-connected disability claims, surviving spouse benefits, and military records   corrections/character of   discharge upgrades. She is the practice partner for Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC. Deanne represents her clients nationally at VA Regional Offices, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans   Claims, and the United States   Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in addition to the Board of Corrections for Military Records, and the Boards of Review for the respective branches of the military. She is a member of the National Organization of   Veterans Advocates, Inc. (NOVA) and accredited attorney with VA.

 

carol fausoneGeneral Fausone has been a nurse for over 40 years. She served her country for 36 years and retired in 2011. She now owns The Veterans Advocate, LLC that consults for businesses in matters related to VA health care, education and programs. She was approved in 2016 as a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. She also helps direct individual veterans to resources and benefits. She works part-time at Legal Help for Veterans as its “Chief Fix-it Officer” on VA road blocks. General Fausone was selected as a Notable Veteran by Crain’s Detroit Business in 2020.

C'mas in July is Here!

C'mas in July is Here!

We’re Back!

After a brief hiatus due to Covid, the Westland Community Foundation is back and committed to providing resources to the Westland community.

Since 1996, the Westland Community Foundation has contributed over $1 million to organizations and student scholarships within our community.

Our new partnership with the Local Impact Alliance will help us continue to grow and provide assistance to Westland organizations and students.

Our first event is our annual “Christmas in July celebration. We hope you can join us on Thursday, July 21st 6 - 9 pm and help us spread a little Christmas cheer !

Your sponsorship dollars will help us fund our scholarship program and provide resources to aid other Westland organizations and residents.

During the event, we will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Westland Salvation Army Food Bank and other local food banks.

We look forward to seeing you on July 21st 6-9 pm at the Hellenic Cultural Center to spend some time relaxing, seeing old friends, and helping those in our community who may need assistance.

Call Beth Meade for more information at 734-495-1200 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Here is the link to purchase tickets

 WCF Cmas in July Flyer2

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