CHERRY HILL A program intended to help seniors recognize scams will be presented by the state Division of Consumer Affairs on April 29 at Spring Hills Cherry Hill Luxury Assisted Living.

The FedUp Program will be open to the public and is free of charge. In addition to hearing a lecture, attendees will all receive a booklet about current scams.

Spring Hills executive director Mike Lando said the facility decided to host the program after a resident recently became a scam victim. Staffers were able to recover a check for $4,000 she was about to mail, and they notified her family.

"But when we learned that she had already been scammed approximately $8,000 prior to us getting involved," Lando said, "we knew that more needed to be done to protect our residents and their families as well as educate all of us."

To register for the 2 p.m. event, contact Stacy Gibson at 856-874-7700 or

Spring Hills is at 1450 Marlton Pike East.

- Rita Giordano