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Representing Clients in Guardianship Actions: Winning the Case for Supported Decision Making

Supported Decision-Making is an alternative to guardianship where older adults and people with disabilities work with trusted friends, family members, and professionals to help them understand the situations they face and the choices they must make so they can make their own decision, without the need for a guardian. This webinar will help you learn [...]

Representing Clients in Guardianship Actions: Winning the Case for Supported Decision Making2019-02-20T14:58:47-05:00

The Fine Art of Balancing Protection with Self Determination

Research shows that empowering individuals to actively participate in personal decision making improves life outcomes and can reduce the risk of abuse and exploitation. There is a risk of abuse and exploitation in all models of decision making for persons with differing abilities. An overly protective response to situations where a person with varying levels [...]

The Fine Art of Balancing Protection with Self Determination2019-02-20T15:06:01-05:00

Helping Elders and Communities of Color to Pay for Voice and Internet Service: An Overview of the Federal Lifeline Program

Come and learn about the federal Lifeline program, which was established to ensure that low-income households are connected to the modern communication network. Learn about the importance of this program for elders and communities of color as the program, which focuses on helping households afford phone service, is in the midst of a "reboot" to [...]

Helping Elders and Communities of Color to Pay for Voice and Internet Service: An Overview of the Federal Lifeline Program2019-02-20T15:08:06-05:00

The Benefits and Challenges of Older Adults Aging in Place in Manufactured Housing Communities

Thousands of older adults with modest financial resources live in manufactured housing communities. These naturally occurring retirement communities provide a safe physical and socially active environment that enable older adults to successfully age in place. Elders, however, risk displacement when the community is closed or rents are increased beyond an affordable level. This webinar will [...]

The Benefits and Challenges of Older Adults Aging in Place in Manufactured Housing Communities2019-02-20T15:10:36-05:00

U.S. Department of Justice and Fraud Schemes Targeting Older Americans

Attorneys from the Department of Justices Consumer Protection Branch will describe fraud schemes targeting older Americans, including Jamaican lottery scams and large-scale psychic schemes. The crimes, perpetrated through mass mailings and telemarketing, affect hundreds of thousands of U.S. consumers. Presenters will describe how the scams contact victims, the manner in which they operate and the [...]

U.S. Department of Justice and Fraud Schemes Targeting Older Americans2019-02-20T15:16:21-05:00

Debt Relief Services Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore

Older adults are increasingly entering retirement with large amounts of unsecured debt. Whether student loans or credit cards, the pressure of trying to pay these bills on a limited income makes older adults susceptible to debt relief scams. Debt relief services advertise supposedly painless ways to make your bills go away. But they often leave [...]

Debt Relief Services Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore2019-02-20T15:18:24-05:00

Supporting Grandfamilies

Grandfamilies or kinship families are raising 2.5 million children, and a fourth of all children in foster care. Grandparents, other extended family members and close family friends step forward, often at a moment’s notice, to raise these children. Research shows that the children fare well. They have more stability, less trauma, and a greater sense [...]

Supporting Grandfamilies2019-02-20T15:21:09-05:00

Part 1: Litigation and Other Strategies to Help Reverse Mortgage Surviving Spouses

Advocates representing widows or widowers that were left off of a reverse mortgage loan taken out by their spouses have been struggling to keep foreclosure at bay. While the Plunkett litigation is ongoing, HUD has long promised a solution addressing this issue for all non-borrowing spouses. With the issuance of Mortgagee Letter 2015-03, it is [...]

Part 1: Litigation and Other Strategies to Help Reverse Mortgage Surviving Spouses2019-02-20T16:05:51-05:00

Involuntary Transfer and Discharge from Nursing Homes: Prevention, Advocacy, and Appeals

Discuss strategies and best practices for preventing and advocating for residents facing involuntary discharge from a nursing home. Consider how those strategies, best practices change/stay the same if the resident is in assisted living. Review best practices for supporting residents and families, identifying legal support, appealing discharge notices, and more.

Involuntary Transfer and Discharge from Nursing Homes: Prevention, Advocacy, and Appeals2019-02-20T15:38:52-05:00

Exploring Ethical Challenges of Legal Services Working on Elder Abuse Issues

Increasing national focus on elder abuse and a push for greater legal services involvement, particularly in the area of financial exploitation, have led to a number of difficult ethical challenges. This webinar will examine: Ways in which ageist attitudes have shaped states elder abuse laws and how these attitudes – often unconscious – affect our [...]

Exploring Ethical Challenges of Legal Services Working on Elder Abuse Issues2019-02-20T16:17:53-05:00