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Senior Watch: Free Shredding Event and the Drug Take Back Day 

Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton stopped by the TV5 Studio to talk about a free shredding event and the drug take back day.

AARP Fraud Watch Network is hosting a free shredding event Friday, April 29 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Airport Mall.
No registration is required.

This event is being held in collaboration with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office on the same day as their Drug Take-Back Day which will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It is critical to get expired or unneeded medications out of the house and disposed of properly. Flushing them is dangerous for the water supply. No need to even get out of the car. The sheriff deputies will take your bags right from your car.

Shredding is limited to boxes or bags of personal or household documents. Bring all sensitive paperwork that includes account numbers, birth dates, passwords, PINs, signatures and Social Security and/or driver’s license numbers. (Please note: No need to remove staples or paperclips, but the following will not be accepted at this event: electronics, plastic of any kind, binder clips or plastic binders.) Your documents will be shredded on-site, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ve taken an important step in the fight against identity theft and fraud.

Questions: call Jane Margesson, AARP Maine, at 1-866-554-5380 or email me@aarp.org