Classes offered on physical, financial safety

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MEXICO — A four-week class aimed at teaching older residents how to keep themselves safe, both physically and financially, will be held starting March 5.

The session begins at 2:15 p.m. at the Region 9 School of Applied Technology on River Road.

The free classes will be led by police, fire, or other emergency personnel, as well as by self-defense instructor Mike Cook.

During the last session on March 26, banker Rich Allen from Franklin Savings Bank, will speak on scams and ways to protect from them.

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“I’ll talk about the dangers of phishing for information,” he said, referring to letters, phone calls, emails and other means of communication where scammers try to get important personal information and use it illegally.

He and banker Linda Westleigh will help people learn how to keep themselves financially safe.

Franklin Savings Bank is sponsoring this first senior safety class.

The original idea came from local resident Janet Hooley.

Although designed for older residents, anyone is welcome to attend the classes.

To register, contact the Adult and Community Education program at Vocational Region 9 at 364-2012.

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