To help do our part to help our greatest generation stay safe financially, we're hosting a series of free seminars on detecting and preventing financial elder abuse. Here's some of the warning signs, what you can do if you suspect financial elder abuse, and our schedule of free seminars where you can learn more.
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Warning Signs of Elder Financial Abuse
Illegal or improper uses of an elder’s funds, property, or assets is considered financial or material exploitation as defined by the National Center on Elder Abuse.
Some examples include:
- Unusual bank account activity like fraudulent signatures or increased spending activity
- Numerous unpaid bills when someone else has been designated to pay the bill
- A new acquaintance who offers to manage the elder’s finances and assets.
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Free Elder Abuse Seminars
Another way to learn about the warning signs and what you can do to understand, identify, and respond to fraud, is to attend one of our free elder abuse seminars. Here’s where we’ll be next:
Saturday, September 22nd
10:00 a.m., Attleboro Council on Aging
25 South Main Street, Attleboro, MA
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Wednesday, October 22nd
1:00 p.m., West Hartford Senior Center
15 Starkel Road, West Hartford, CT 06117
We will update this blog post with the latest schedule, so check back with us. To learn more about elder financial abuse, please visit Kim Syrop’s blog for more information. Please let us know any questions or comments below.
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