Re 'Ho ho hold it right there' (Business, Dec. 23): Many families may have realized during the holidays that their older relatives are vulnerable or are in more financial trouble than they knew. Those who need help locally can call Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia (757-461-9481) to determine their next steps. Those who have older relatives in other areas can call the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, at 1-800-677-1116. Families are the best protection against financial exploitation of the elderly.
Director of Development and Community Relations