EFPN receives grants from Marin Community Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation; Seeks new members for Marin FAST Team

EFPN is very pleased to announce that Marin Community Foundation and Wells Fargo have awarded the organization major grants to fund community outreach and education. Both MCF and Wells Fargo recognize that it is more important than ever for EFPN to form collaborative partnerships that build public awareness, drive community outreach and provide professional training so that seniors in California and beyond can protect themselves from financial exploitation and fraud. We are thrilled to have MCF and Wells Fargo as our partners in the fight against elder financial abuse.

A portion of these funds will be used to sponsor the Marin FAST Team through June, 2010. The Marin FAST is a group of volunteer professionals who work together to identify and prevent elder financial abuse by assisting local social service agencies and law enforcement to investigate suspected elder financial abuse, educate professionals who serve elders and provide information and referral to community members.

Marin FAST will hold its first meeting of 2009 on Wednesday, April 29 from 12 – 2PM, at the Marin Community Foundation’s Redwood Room, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato, CA 94949. The guest speaker will be Mr. Nick Trunzo, Director of the Division of Aging and Adult Services. He will provide an update on aging services provided by the county of Marin, including the restructuring of the Division of Aging and Adult Services and Adult Protective Services. Please RSVP to 415.897.9555 by Friday, April 24. Or you can email admin@bewiseonline.org.

The FAST is looking for new members! For more information, please call 415.897.9555 or email admin@bewiseonline.org. An EFPN staff member or Marin FAST participant will get back to you.


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