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Financial Fraud Bingo: Kings County to host bingo event to teach seniors

HANFORD — Kings Coalition for Wellness Awareness is putting on a bingo event to reach out to seniors and inform them of financial fraud on Friday.

Julia Patino, the program coordinator for the Kings County District Attorney, said the coalition wanted to make giving the information to the seniors of Kings County more fun and rewarding by adding bingo to the event.

The information portion will include talks from Dr. Ernie Smith, who does the Witness for Fitness program in Lemoore, and Keith Fagundes, the district attorney. They will speak about financial fraud from the community member perspective and the legal perspective, respectively.

Attendees will also get to hear from Reynaldo Arsenio who experienced elder abuse financially, physically and emotionally from a woman and her sons.

Arsenio was the first person to speak at the victim’s rights awareness event earlier this year about his experience with elder abuse.

After around an hour of information, the bingo portion of the event will begin with various prizes to win.

The morning will start with a continental breakfast.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 340 N. Irwin St., Hanford.

The coalition is also arranging transportation for those in need. To set up transportation, call 852-2640.

The reporter can be reached at 583-2458 or chelsea.shannon@lee.net.

News Reporter

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