Incidences of elder abuse, exploitation, or other forms of mistreatment of older adults by family members, friends and other trusted adults, are on the increase. Uncovering and remedying elder abuse or exploitation often involves determining what an older person that may be experiencing cognitive decline understands or understood in the past.

Event Date 06-29-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 06-29-2016 3:30 pm

Financial exploitation of older adults is the most common form of elder abuse and costs older adults billions of dollars each year. Victims are robbed of their resources, independence and dignity. State and federal governments are often first responders and can play key roles in protecting older consumers. Government agencies have developed the expertise and tools to fight scammers, help victims, and make policy and practice recommendations to key stakeholders.

Event Date 06-15-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 06-15-2016 3:30 pm
Historical discrimination and the financial devastation of the Great Recession has led to extreme wealth inequality and a widening racial wealth gap between households of color and white households.
Advocates and policymakers seek to develop policies to build wealth and opportunity in households of color and close the gap.
Event Date 05-19-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 05-19-2016 3:00 pm
A recent article by the Seattle Times and Buzzfeed News has exposed discriminatory practices by the nation’s largest manufactured housing company, Clayton Homes and its lending subsidiaries Vanderbilt Mortgage and 21st Mortgage. The article alleges that borrowers of color were steered into higher-rate loans, rushed at loan closing, charged substantially higher rates, on average, than white borrowers, and subject to abusive collection practices when the loans defaulted. Customers lost their homes, thousands of dollars in down payments, and ancestral homeland put up as collateral to back the loans.
Event Date 03-22-2016 3:00 pm
Event End Date 03-22-2016 4:30 pm
This webinar will focus on the intersection of elder financial abuse and public benefits cases, including the underlying financial stresses of elders who are vulnerable to these types of abuses. We will discuss benefits that can be compromised such as Social Security and Medicaid as well as strategies and tactics to educate older adults and their caregivers, resolve cases and restore benefits. The webinar will cover such topics as power of attorney abuse, breach of fiduciary duties, and Medicaid hardship waiver applications.
Event Date 02-16-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 02-16-2016 3:30 pm

This webinar focused on fraudulent real property transactions commonly perpetrated by family members and trusted fiduciaries. We will provide an overview of elder financial exploitation related to property, talk about prevention measures, and explain strategies and tactics successfully used to handle cases and recover assets.

Speakers: David Godfrey (Senior Attorney, American Bar Assocation), Lori Stiegel (Senior Attorney, American Bar Association), Denis Culley (Staff Attorney at Legal Services for the Elderly)

Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living. This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project/Elder Abuse Prevention webinars for the National Legal Resource Center.

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Event Date 01-21-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 01-21-2016 3:30 pm
Topics covered:
  • Credit Repair
  • Credit Reporting Considerations for Settlements
  • Tax Consequences
  • Confidentiality
Event Date 12-08-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 12-08-2015 3:00 pm
Recently, ProPublica published, "The Color of Debt", a first-of-its-kind analysis that showed that debt collection lawsuits are far more common in black communities than white ones. This webinar will cover the details of ProPublica's analysis of court data, explore what trends emerged among the different types of companies filing suits over consumer debt, and discuss possible causes for the racial disparity in lawsuits.
Event Date 12-01-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 12-01-2015 3:00 pm
The constant news about data breaches and scams targeting seniors has left people worried about their rights if an unauthorized charge is taken out of their account. Consumers also face problems when a gym, unwanted membership club or payday lender will not stop debiting the account. This webinar will cover consumers' rights to challenge unauthorized payments and to stop recurring payments.
Event Date 11-24-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 11-24-2015 3:00 pm
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.
Event Date 10-20-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 10-20-2015 3:30 pm