Senior Expo in Alexandria to be broadcast on KOOL TV; avoiding scams is a hot topic


Seniors have traditionally attended the event at St. Mary’s Church. In 2020, it was canceled due to concerns about COVID-19. This year it will take place Thursday, June 24 at 1 p.m. on KOOL-TV with the option to attend a viewing event to watch with others and win prizes.

“We believe our seniors will enjoy getting together in small groups,” said Joyce McIntosh, Senior Services Coordinator. “The 30-minute show will provide important information that will help seniors avoid falling victim to scams and fraudulent activity, which is the focal point of the Senior Expo. “

Detective Sergeant Mike Tvrdik of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Detective James Ross of the Alexandria Police Department will discuss the latest scam trends by phone, mail and email.

Steve Richards, CIO and Dean of Educational Services at Alexandria Technical and Community College, will share information on how to stay safe on the Internet. McIntosh, Sheriff Troy Wolbersen, Kathryn LeBrasseur and Clarence Wolf will remind viewers of the mission of the Douglas County TRIAD, which coordinates the Expo.

“We knew we had to have a creative way to share this information, so I turned to KOOL-TV co-owner Mark Anthony, who is also a member of my Sheriff’s Posse,” Sheriff Troy Wolbersen said. “We asked for his help as a host. He and his business partner, Jason Hirsch, were very helpful in putting it all together. “

People can watch from home or attend a viewing party. Those attending the parties have a chance to win prizes. They will also receive a Senior Expo bag filled with promotional items and vendor literature.

The parties will be held at the Alexandria Senior Center, the Evansville Community Center, the Douglas County Library and Grand Arbor.

Registration is compulsory and places are limited. To reserve a spot, people should call Senior Services Coordinator Joyce McIntosh at 320-762-3047.

KOOL-TV offers several ways to view its programming. Go to www.kooltv-mn.com for more information.


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