EFPN has started the New Year by renewing its commitment to civic engagement. EFPN believes that civic engagement, when individuals act in order to work for the common good of all, can be achieved by educating the public on important issues and by bringing disenfranchised segments of society together to give them a powerful voice in government. By organizing community educational events and the Call to Action events, EFPN is working hard to educate seniors against financial exploitation and raise public awareness of the topic of elder financial abuse. Additionally, EFPN has pursued legislative action on the state and federal level, seeking to obtain more comprehensive government protection for seniors who may be victims of financial exploitation. Through these actions, EFPN has demonstrated that it is an active and innovative non-profit organization working to improve the financial awareness and security of seniors, ultimately creating a more democratic and fair society for all.
This New Year, EFPN has received three new interns to aid their efforts. This diverse group of interns is dynamic, vibrant, and eager to lend a hand in raising awareness of elder financial exploitation. Over the next few weeks, we will include a brief introduction of these interns, so please check back!
Moon “Jennifer” Kim: “It is inevitable that we all will be senior citizens in the future. Hence our society should value the financial welfare of the elderly population. We should also pay more attention to the elderly of ethnic minorities who cannot articulate their needs due to the language and cultural barrier. I would like to seek out this agenda through EFPN.”
Moon was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to San Francisco as a young adult. Although this transition was difficult, she found it rewarding to be bi-lingual and bi-cultural. Moon studied International Management and International Relations at San Francisco State University and hopes to attend law school in the future. As a disabled female and part of an ethnic minority, Moon fully understands the difficulties faced by disenfranchised segments of society and is enthusiastic about assisting those in need.