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June 6, 2012

Shaheen, others offer seniors consumer protection advice

SALEM — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, will host a free consumer protection information session for seniors at the Salem Senior Center on Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Check-in begins at 10:45 a.m.

Shaheen will be joined by Investigator Michael Marino of the Federal Trade Commission; James Boffetti, Senior Assistant Attorney General of New Hampshire and Chief of the state Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau; and Patti Drelick, executive director of the Ingram Senior Center. Together, they will present tips and advice about identity theft, discount club memberships, medical discount scams, credit and loan offers, and more.

"There is a growing need to increase awareness regarding financial scams, especially those that attempt to take advantage of senior citizens," Shaheen said. "At this event, we hope to give seniors the information they need to recognize these types of scams, so they can better prepare against fraud and better protect their hard-earned savings."

Space is limited. Residents wishing to attend should call 647-7500 or email rsvp@shaheen.senate.gov.

Free seminar for first-time buyers

SALEM — The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority will offer an educational seminar for first-time home buyers, designed to demystify the process of buying a home.

This comprehensive, two-part program will inform attendees about all aspects of the home buying process.

The seminar will run Tuesday and Thursday, June 12 and 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hesser College, 11 Manor parkway, Room 203.

This seminar is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and pre-registration is requested.

To register, or if you have questions, visit GoNewHampshireHousing.com or call 1-800-640-7239, Ext. 7393.

Taste wine, beer, chocolate tomorrow

WINDHAM — Team Golden Brook is raising cancer awareness and fighting for a cure. With a goal of raising $20,000 for the Relay for LIfe by June 22, a final team fundraiser is coming up on tomorrow.

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