A Note From the Sutton Senior Center/Sutton Food Pantry
It’s important for senior citizens to know and trust anyone they accept assistance from during this difficult time. People with wonderful intentions are offering to volunteer and assist others with shopping and other errands. Unfortunately, scammers often prey on people during their most vulnerable times. Coronavirus-related scams targeting the elderly have been reported throughout the country. Some scammers claim to be from medical organizations with a COVID-19 vaccination and require over-the-phone payments to reserve a dose. Currently, there is no vaccine for the virus. Do not click on pop-ups or links from any sources you don’t recognize. Additionally, avoid charity scams or investment schemes involving research.
As the Director of your Senior Center, I’m looking out for your safety by urging you to not accept help from anyone you don’t know. Local volunteers, not associated with the Senior Center, are offering to assist with banking, shopping, prescription pick-ups and in-home assistance.
DO NOT provide your banking or prescription information to anyone you don’t personally know, and don’t let them in your home. If you’re approached by such a volunteer, politely say “thank you for thinking of me, however, the Sutton Senior Center has provided assistance for those of us in need.”
All Sutton Senior Center volunteers are CORI checked and provide credible references. If you’re concerned about a local senior, are a senior in need, or would like to volunteer, please call us at 508-234-0703. The building is closed to the public but our services remain available.
Sutton Senior Center/Sutton Food Pantry
19 Hough Road
Sutton, MA 01590