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.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Serve on Honorary “Call to Action 2009” Committee

January 16, 2009

Register online for Call To Action

We are excited to announce that Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA,8), Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is the founding member of our Call to Action 2009 Honorary Committee. In the coming weeks, we will invite other luminaries from California and beyond to serve on this distinguished committee. Call to Action 2009 is quickly shaping up to be the best yet!

Nancy Pelosi was elected to the House in 1987. Since then, she has been a fierce advocate for seniors. In 2002, Pelosi was elected minority leader in the House. And in 2004, she became the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives. For more information, please visit the Speaker’s website at http://www.house.gov/pelosi/.

Call to Action 2009 will be held on March 26, 2009 at the Carnelian Room in San Francisco. The day-long event includes a morning conference, elegant luncheon and awards ceremony. Registration opens February 14. For more information, please call us at 415.956.5556 or visit http://www.bewiseonline.org. And, as always, keep your eyes on the blog for the latest news from EFPN.

We are so proud to have the Speaker on our Honorary Committee. Stay tuned for more information.