Announcing Speaker Skip Humphrey and Special Town Hall Meeting

October 25, 2011

Elder Financial Protection Network & LA Financial Credit Union Present

Call to Action: Southern California
11th NATIONAL SUMMIT ON ELDER FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION
Wednesday November 2, 2011
The Center at Cathedral Plaza
555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012-2707
8:30am – 3:30pm Registration

Hubert H. “Skip” Humphrey III, Director of the Office of Older Americans
Hubert H. “Skip” Humphrey III, Assistant Director, Office of Older Americans to speak at the luncheon with Mickey Rooney. Also, please join us for a Town Hall Meeting with Mr. Humphrey to be held from 2:45-3:30 following the luncheon. This your opportunity to raise your voice!

Mr. Humphrey served as attorney general of the state of Minnesota from 1983 to 1999 and was a state senator from 1973 to 1983. He was President of AARP Minnesota and a member of the Board of AARP National. Mr. Humphrey leads the Office of Older Americans as its Assistant Director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He is the son of the late Vice President, Hubert Humphrey.

In a statement on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website, Humphrey referenced his father’s commitment to public service in talking about how he would run the new office.

“I grew up in a household where it wasn’t enough to just have a point of view,” he wrote. “My parents taught me that if I had a problem, I needed to do something about it. Here at the Office of Older Americans, we’ll be embracing this do-something attitude from day one.”

Money & Company, Tracking the Market and Economic Trends that Shape your Finances. Los Angeles Times | Business, October 19, 2011

Photo by AARP

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Mickey Rooney to speak at EFPN’s Call to Action

March 17, 2011

EFPNMEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 17, 2011

CONTACT: Jenefer Duane, Elder Financial Protection Network Office, (415) 956-5556, jduane@bewiseonline.org

MICKEY ROONEY TO SPEAK AT THE 8TH ANNUAL CALL TO ACTION SUMMIT
The Elder Financial Protection Network is very pleased to announce that Mr. Rooney will speak at Call to Action to raise awareness of elder financial abuse.

“If elder abuse happened to me, Mickey Rooney, it can happen to anyone.”

Who: Presented by Elder Financial Protection Network and CapitalSource Bank and other corporate sponsors

Community Partners: National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, National Adult Protective Services Association, California Department of Financial Institutions, Consumer Attorneys Public Interest Foundation, California State Sheriff’s Association, Elder Justice Coalition, Civic Research Institute, San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services/Adult Protective Services and Marin County Division of Aging and Adult Services

What: One-day conference and awards ceremony. Call to Action brings together hundreds of professionals representing financial institutions, law enforcement, social services, elder justice advocates and the legal community to share best practices and express our collective determination to prevent elder financial abuse

Where: Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA

When: Thursday, March 31, 2011
8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Se Listo! EFPN Brings Education to San Francisco’s Spanish Speaking Elders!

June 22, 2010

On March 26, EFPN presented a “Be Wise: Avoid Frauds, Scams and Identity Theft” Seminar at the Mission Neighborhood Center in the Mission District. The Spanish-language presentation featured Marco Chavarin of the City and County of San Francisco, Helen Karr of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, Adela Coronado of the FDIC and Deborah Espinola of  California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform.  45 Spanish-speaking elders participated in the event, and everyone had a great time (and a free lunch!)

The event was generously sponsored by CITI. As the crime of elder financial abuse targets seniors from all socio-econmic backgrounds, EFPN is proud to equip  elders from these multilingual communities with the important message of how prevent elder financial abuse!

Buen trabajo EFPN and all our sponsors!


Announcing Call to Action 2010 Keynote Speaker – Philip Marshall – Grandson of Brooke Astor

February 18, 2010

Call to Action 2010: San Francisco

EFPN Call to Action: San Francisco register

On behalf of the Elder Financial Protection Network’s Board of Directors, we are pleased to inform you that our 6th annual Call to Action conference, luncheon and award ceremony will be held on March 25 in San Francisco.

We are very honored to announce that our Keynote Speaker will be Philip Marshall, Grandson of Brooke Astor.

The featured panel presentation will be America’s Landmark Case: Brooke Astor, presented by Elizabeth Loewy, Assistant District Attorney of the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

The conference will also feature Triumph Over Torture presented by the masterful Paul Greenwood, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego District Attorney’s Office and several other dynamic sessions presented by an amazing lineup of speakers.

The Honorable Judge Kim Hubbard of the Orange County Superior Court will be our Master of Ceremonies for the luncheon and annual awards presentation.

This will be a historic event, a conference that you do not want to miss! For more information and to register, visit www.bewiseonline.org


EFPN Celebrates 10 years in 2010!

December 27, 2009

With the New Year approaching, it is important for all of us to stop and reflect on the past twelve months. This last year has been an exciting time for Elder Financial Protection Network, EFPN, and we are growing every day. And with the conviction of Anthony Marshall (the son of philanthropist Brooke Astor), the growing crime of elder financial abuse is getting more coverage in the national press than ever before. The stage is set for EFPN to be a national leader in the fight against elder financial abuse in the new decade.

As EFPN enters its 10th year of helping seniors to protect themselves from financial abuse, we could not be more proud of our accomplishments or more committed to the work that lies ahead.  Our great success is largely due to the dedication and support of our partners to whom we are so grateful.

We cannot do this important work without your continued support! Please click here to donate $10 to EFPN today – one for each year of service to our precious elders.  After all, ‘’Tis the season!


BREAKING NEWS! ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY BROWN SENDS LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR CALL TO ACTION SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

August 18, 2009

What an exciting day for EFPN!

Attorney General Jerry Brown has sent a letter of support for our upcoming Call to Action: Southern California. The State’s top lawyer writes, “As our nation faces difficult financial times, it is more important than ever to protect our older citizens from exploitation.” We couldn’t agree more!

Visit www.bewiseonline.org to register for Call to Action: Southern California!


Call for Award Nominations! Nominate a Hero in the Fight Against Elder Financial Abuse!

July 30, 2009

Nominations are being accepted now through Friday, August 7, for the Call to Action: Southern California awards. Both individuals and institutions can be nominated. The awards are:

Sentinel Award

A lifetime achievement award presented to an individual who has successfully advocated for positive change in public policy or in the judiciary concerning the protection of elders from financial abuse and exploitation and the prosecution of those who abuse them.

Professional Leadership Award

Presented to an individual whose efforts have had a significant impact in developing innovative training models on the topics of investigating, prosecuting or litigating elder abuse, particularly elder financial abuse.

Visionary Leadership Award

Presented to an individual or organization who has had a profound impact on engaging a  community or new market in the business of elder financial abuse prevention.

Donald N. Phelps Community Service Award

Presented to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to the  prevention of elder abuse through the development of an innovative community-based partnership model.

To nominate a person or organization, please email admin@bewiseonline.org with a description (250 words or less) of how they have made a significant impact on elder financial abuse prevention.

Please call 415.956.5556 if you have any questions. Call to Action: Southern California will be held on September 16, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. For more information, visit http://www.bewiseonline.org.