Snow Cleanup Winding Down
Public Works crews are continuing with the cleanup from the latest storm in our wintry February. Thank you for your cooperation with the snow removal. Please remember to clear snow from any fire hydrants near your home.
Communications Survey Closes Today
The Township’s communications survey closes today but there is still time to provide your input. Survey results will be used to help the Township maximize its efforts to keep the community informed. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.
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.
Virtual Black History Month Event on February 23
Abington-Jefferson Health is hosting a free, special evening of honor and reflection on February 23 to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and recognize the leaders and champions of diversity at Abington and within the local community.
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.