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Aging and Adult Services: Prevention

Overview

Prevention
Activities and Programs for Older Adults

Aging and Adult Services Division collaborates on prevention activities throughout the county. 

Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County

A countywide coalition that aims to build and maintain a collaborative network to support fall prevention and resources. It also serves as a clearinghouse for fall prevention activities throughout San Mateo County. Tasks for this year include increasing communication on fall prevention and developing a comprehensive fall prevention education campaign. For more information, go to the Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County website.

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Safety Highlight: Coronavirus Scams
Three Ways to Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

The Federal Trade Commission issued a new consumer education blog post on December 8, 2020, with the National Association of Attorneys General, offering tips on how to recognize and avoid vaccine-related scams. According to the post, with COVID-19 vaccines in the pipeline, scammers will not be far behind, and people should recognize the red flags of potential scams.

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Resources

Stop Telemarketers

Some solicitation calls are more a nuisance than an attempted theft or scam. Here are some ways to stop junk calls. (Note: Many scams are conducted via telephone conversations with older adults. Scammers are trained in using the right language so that they come off as trusting and knowledgeable. These tips help with solicitors calling on behalf of legitimate business entities.)