Sen. Kelly Makes Appointment to Taskforce to Protect Senior Citizens from Fraud

August 10, 2021

Reminds Residents of Resources Available


HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) is appointing Marie Allen to the State’s Taskforce to Protect Senior Citizens from Fraud.


Allen, the Executive Director at Southwestern CT Agency on Aging, will serve on the newly formed 10-member task force. In this role she will study ways to protect seniors from fraud, including studying available planning services for Medicaid applicants.


The new taskforce was established by Public Act No. 21-84 to better help seniors who are often the victims of scams and fraud.


“Millions of elderly Americans fall victim to fraud every year,” said Sen. Kelly. “This taskforce has an important job ahead of them to closely study and determine how we can better protect seniors across Connecticut.”


“Marie Allen is a fierce advocate deeply experienced with the needs of Connecticut’s quickly growing elderly population. She is committed to improving quality of life, aging in place initiatives, and supporting all individuals as they age. Her work at the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging has been life changing for many. She will bring a wealth of knowledge to this important taskforce,” said Kelly.


Sen. Kelly is also reminding seniors and their loved ones of resources available today to address fraud.


Last year the National Elder Fraud Hotline, 1-833-FRAUD-11 was established by the Department of Justice and is managed by the Office for Victims of Crime.


Connecticut also just launched an Elder Justice Hotline. Victims of any elder justice issues, from frauds and scams to abuse and neglect, can call 1-860-808-5555 for help. Information about the hotline, resources and an online complaint portal can be found at