Join issue experts from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans for a free webinar highlighting the findings from its new report, Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation: Issues and Trends. The webinar will provide key facts, trends, and patterns revealed in these Suspicious Activity Reports—or SARs—filed by banks, credit unions, money transmitters, and other financial services providers. Presenters will discuss the implications of these findings and next steps.
Key audiences for this webinar include financial institutions, law enforcement, prosecution, adult protective services, the aging network, and others working to enhance protections for older adults. CFPB’s first-ever public analysis provides a chance to better understand elder fraud and find ways to improve prevention and response.
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: April 9, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm (Eastern Time Zone)
To join via webinar:
1. Click here to join webinar online
2. For audio please call: 1-800-779-4691
--Conference number: PWXW8892029
--Audience passcode: 7732522
We are pleased to share our latest blog, Opioids and Elder Abuse: A Disquieting Connection, by Pamela B. Teaster, PhD, and Karen A. Roberto, PhD, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech Robert Blancato, MPA, Brian W. Lindberg, MMHS, and Meredith Whitmire, JD, Elder Justice Coalition.
Older adults are an important but frequently forgotten generation that is affected by the opioid crisis in America. Opioid addiction doesn't just affect the person experiencing addiction. It affects everyone around them, and as we are seeing across the country, it can have devastating effects for the entire community. A study last year led by Elder Justice Coalition and Virginia Tech gathered information about the relationship between opioid use and elder abuse. This research, conducted with officials in four states, revealed double-digit increases in reported elder abuse and exploitation cases tied to misuse of opioids by either family members, caregivers or total strangers.
Read more about what the elder justice community needs to know about the connection between opioids and elder abuse in our latest blog.
Please read and share widely with your networks: http://bit.ly/OpioidsandEA