Senior Fraud Prevention Expo Held at Lyman Comm. Center

There was a packed house Wednesday at the Lyman Community Center in Gulfport, as the Senior Fraud Prevention and Wellness Expo drew record crowds.

The event was designed to complement the needs and lifestyle of older adults, and had wall to wall entertainment and information about fraud and identity theft targeting seniors. Over 60 vendors set up booths about fly fishing, flu shots, gardening in Hiller Park, hospice care, and there was even a square dancing group there to entertain the massive crowds. News 25 spoke to some of the vendors about what these events are all about.

Rhonda Schwan with St. Joseph’s Hospice says, "We love to give back, so we come to every event we can to give to our seniors, to meet the seniors, and give back to the community."

Rosalia Villard, also with St. Joseph’s Hospice, says, "Events like this provide education and networking opportunities to seniors, but also to caregivers."

The Senior Resource Agency has put on similar expos before, but Wednesday’s was the largest to date.

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