In partnership with the National Council on Aging, Senior Concerns is offering one-stop shops for free economic check-ups to assist low-income adults in managing budgets, saving money, finding work, and setting financial goals.

Participants in the economic check-up program must be age 55 or older with a household income at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines: $29,425 per individual or $39,825 per couple.

A One-Stop Shop is scheduled for Mon., May 23 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.

Reservations are required for the One-Stop Shop by calling (805) 495-6250.

Over half of those screened in prior events were eligible for at least one major benefit such as the Medicare Savings Program, Part D Low-Income Subsidy, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program or State Prescription Assistance Program.

Senior Concerns and Bank of America will also present a special community seminar May 23 for low-income people age 55 and up titled “Savvy Saving Seniors, Steps to Avoiding Scams” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Goebel center.

The program will cover the usual suspects and types of scams being perpetrated, how to protect ones loved ones from scams and swindles, and resources to report scams and financial abuse.

To RSVP for the special seminar, call the Goebel Adult Community Center at (805) 381-2744.

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