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.

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Fall Newsletter – Elder Financial Literacy: Prevention Through Education

January 11, 2008

Seniors learning Financial Literacy at seminar “It was worth a million dollars!!!” wrote one of 190 seniors who participated in an EFPN community education program presented in Fresno last month. This year alone, several thousand California seniors learned how elder financial abuse is perpetrated, how it can be prevented, and how it should be reported thanks to educational programs made possible by our sponsoring partners and foundation grants. Helen Karr, an elder abuse specialist in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, believes that elder financial literacy is critical in the fight against this crime. Read the rest of this entry »