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


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


Announcing Call to Action 2011 Keynote Speaker – Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner of the State of California

February 17, 2011

On behalf of the Elder Financial Network’s Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce that our 8th annual Call to Action conference and award ceremony will be held on March 31st in San Francisco.

We are honored to present Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner of the State of California as our Keynote Speaker.


“My overarching goal is to make the California Department of Insurance the strongest consumer protection agency in the nation. Bar none. We will set the standard for other consumer protection agencies. I am determined to define my tenure as Insurance Commissioner by a single word: action.”

This will be an historic event, a conference that you do not want to miss! Information |  Register online


EFPN’s 8th Annual Call to Action conference and award ceremony

January 25, 2011

On Thursday, March 31, 2011, Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN) will present Call to Action: San Francisco, our 8th annual national summit on elder financial abuse. Call to Action is EFPN’s signature annual event and offers innovative, cutting-edge conference sessions and an awards ceremony honoring leaders in the fight against elder financial abuse. Call to Action brings together hundreds of professionals representing financial services, 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.

Philip Marshall and Jenefer Duane, Call to Action 2010“My grandmother, philanthropist and ‘Grand Dame’ of New York—Brooke Astor, would never want to be known as America’s most famous case of elder abuse. Nor did she, while in the throes of dementia, choose to be victimized—deprived, manipulated and robbed—all as part of a calculated ‘scheme to defraud’. Yet, the sad circumstances surrounding my grandmother have informed a timely and timeless cause that may be her greatest and most lasting legacy”.

“This year’s 8th Annual Call to Action Conference promises to be our most dynamic event ever! Join us for a series of interesting and lively conversations with some of the country’s most renowned elder financial abuse advocates. Joining us will be representatives from the financial, legal, law enforcement, social service and elder justice communities. You won’t want to miss this!” said Jenefer Duane Founder and CEO, EFPN.

Call to Action 2011 will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, a new location for the event, and will feature speakers on diverse aspects of elder financial abuse. The program will also include EFPN annual awards to leaders in the fight against elder financial abuse.

This year’s event will bring together experts and community advocates from across the country for a day-long learning experience on the growing crime of elder financial abuse. More than 300 people representing financial institutions, law enforcement, elder justice advocates and the legal community are expected to attend the event.

“In today’s economic climate, elders are at greater risk than ever of being targeted for fraud and financial abuse,” said Jenefer Duane, founder and CEO of EFPN.”

Initial sponsorship support is provided by CapitalSource Bank, Far East National Bank, First Bank, Star One Credit Union, Bank of Marin and the California Department of Consumer Affairs – Professional Fiduciary Division. Guest table and panel sponsorship opportunities are now available. EFPN will seek accreditation from the California State Bar to provide MCLE for legal professionals and a partner to provide CEU’s for social workers.

The Chair of the Honorary Committee is Mr. Philip C. Marshall, elder justice advocate and grandson of Brooke Astor and the co-chair is The Honorable Judge Kim R. Hubbard, Superior Court, Orange County, CA. Committee members include Robert Blancato, National Coordinator, Elder Justice Coalition; Elizabeth Loewy, Deputy District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office, Paul R. Greenwood, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County and D. Peter Gleichenhaus, Colonel, US Army (Retired).

Community co-sponsors include: National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse California State Sheriff’s Association, Elder Justice Coalition and the Civic Research Institute.

EFPN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting elder financial abuse through innovative partnerships that build public awareness, drive community outreach, and provide professional training. Since 2000, EFPN has reached over 250,000 seniors, professionals and community members with our community outreach, public awareness and professional education programs.



Call to Action 2010:Donald N. Phelps Community Service Award

May 12, 2010
Donald N. Phelps Community Service Awar

Donald N. Phelps Community Service Award: Communities Against Senior Exploitation (CASE), Contra Costa County, accepted by Shirley Krohn, California Senior Legislature

This award is presented to an individual or organization who has made a significant contribution to the prevention of elder financial abuse through the development of an innovative community model.

EFPN was pleased to extend this honor of this award at Call to Action 2010 to  Communities Against Senior Exploitation (CASE), Contra Costa County.

See more Call to Action 2010 Award Honorees on the EFPN website.


Call to Action 2010: Visionary Leadership Award

May 8, 2010

Visionary Leadership Award: Bank of the West, accepted by Maria Lazzarini, Northern California Division Executive

This award is presented to an individual or organization who has made a profound impact on elder financial abuse prevention by implementing new techniques and engaging new markets.

EFPN was pleased to present the Visionary Leadership Award to Bank of the West, and it was accepted by Maria Lazzarini, Northern California Division Executive