Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann recently recognized two local men for their work with the Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing.

AARP volunteers Bruce Myers, of Seven Valleys, and Richard Sterner, of Mechanicsburg, were among the 12 senior citizens honored in the State Capitol building.

The campaign is a statewide community outreach program offered by the Pennsylvania AARP Consumer Issues Task Force and the Department of Banking and Securities.

It is funded by the Investor Protection Trust, which provides retirees and senior citizens information on how to recognize, avoid, and report financial fraud and abuse.

AARP volunteers work with community groups throughout Pennsylvania to provide their peers with information to protect and grow their money in retirement.

“With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day [in June], Gov. Wolf and I are proud to support the work of AARP Pennsylvania and its army of volunteers, and we are grateful for the support of the Investor Protection Trust,” said Wiessmann.

“Through programs like the Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing, we are creating a network of support for our senior citizens and taking active steps to protect senior citizens from elder financial abuse.”

The event marked a 10-year partnership with AARP Pennsylvania and the IPT in protecting senior citizens from fraud and scams and included the announcement of a $120,000 grant from the IPT to continue funding for the campaign.

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