Lovely to have you guys here!
In addition to all of the great advice already offered, may I simply share a couple of things?
Learn to maintain your Dignity, Poise and Grace throughout these "proceedings". Be calm and in control.
If approached or contacted by anyone, especially Elders,be polite, but DO NOT GET DRAWN INTO A CONVERSATION. Simply say "Thanks____, But I trust you will respect appropriate boundaries" and wish them a good day.
The best principle is "LESS IS MORE" (The less said, the more power you hold)
Also, a great thing to keep in mind is: "The ONLY power people have over you is that which you allow"