Resources relating to scams, schemes & swindles:
Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition: http://www.protectkentseniors.org Phone: (855) 444-3911
AARP Fraud Watch Network: http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/
Federal Trade Commission: www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts
Federal Trade Commission:
https://ftccomplaintassistant.gov Phone: (877) ID-Theft (438-4338)
IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting: www.treasury.gov/tigta Phone: (800) 829-1040
Internet Crime Complaint Center (part of FBI): www.ic3.gov
Research charitable organizations:
Broker Check and Professional Designation Look-up Tool:
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority: www.finra.org
Check credit report, put fraud alert or credit freeze on accounts:
www.annualcreditreport.com Phone: (877) 322-8228
Michigan Attorney General: www.michigan.gov/seniorbrigade
Other resources relating to caring for seniors:
The Caregiver Resource Network is a collaboration of West Michigan organizations dedicated to providing for the needs and welfare of family and professional caregivers within the community that will improve the quality of life for caregivers and their care recipients.
Dementia Friendly Grand Rapids provides education to all kinds of individuals and professionals about dementia, the supportive services available, and the resources that exist to help. The group is committed to making Grand Rapids the first dementia friendly community in Michigan, as a safe, respectful, and engaging place to be for people with dementia.
The prescription drug plan finder tool and other information about Medicare is on the federal government website
The Area Agency of West Michigan is giving free seminars all over Kent County on the new Medicare prescription drug coverage. Find a calendar at
Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes and protects the rights, health and economic well-being of older adults and people with disabilities providing information, advocacy, legal advice and professional services.
Toll free phone number: 866-400-9164