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Lower Gwynedd Message 02.26.2021

February 26, 2021

Virtual Program Addresses Identifying Poor Lifestyle Choices

Family Services of Montgomery County will host a free webinar on March 2 featuring Lower Gwynedd Police Officer Beth J. Sanborn discussing indicators of poor lifestyles choices by children and helpful skills to identify a crisis before it occurs.

The program, “Hidden, High & Hammered,” takes a “mock teen bedroom” to a new level.

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Deadline to Apply for Primary Mail-In Ballot Is May 11

Montgomery County Continues To Schedule COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health continues to schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccine for Phase 1A which includes qualifying healthcare offices and healthcare professionals, private healthcare contractors, people age 65 and older, and people age 18-64 with high-risk conditions (age 16 Pfizer, age 18 Moderna).

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Township Hiring Seasonal Public Works Employees

The Township is looking to hire two summer seasonal Public Works employees. Employees will perform maintenance and manual labor activities. Must have a valid PA Driver’s license, pass a drug and alcohol screening along with background check. Employment will be from June through September on a Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. schedule.  

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Police Department Warns Of Scams Targeting The Elderly

The Lower Gwynedd Police Department and many other jurisdictions within the surrounding counties are investigating reports of theft and fraud in the form of telephone “scams” targeting elderly victims. These schemes are all unique, but typically share the same basic structure.

The victim will receive a phone call from someone pretending to be their grandchild, a loved one, a financial institution, utility company, or a government entity. The “scammer” will then create a complex scenario in which the victim will need to provide payment fast and it will be of the upmost importance. They will attempt to have the victim pay them by directing them to wire money, use a peer-to-peer transfer system such as Zelle, purchase/load money onto gift cards, and even will come to pick up cash in-person.

These scams are constantly evolving and can be well designed into sounding believable. Sometimes the “scammers” will have basic information about their victim including names and addresses.

If you or a loved one ever receives a call of this type, the best course of action is to hang up immediately. Call a loved one or someone you trust and discuss the phone call before doing anything.

Have these discussions with your elderly or vulnerable family members and help keep them from falling victim to a scam. If you have any questions or if the department can be of any assistance, please call 215-646-5303.

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