As World Elder Abuse Awareness Day approaches on June 13, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a new online resource to help communities form networks to increase their capacity to prevent and respond to elder abuse.
The Elder Fraud Prevention and Response Networks Development Guide (Networks Development Guide) offers planning tools, templates, and exercises to help communities create a collaborative network to fight elder fraud or refresh or expand an existing network.
Elder financial exploitation threatens the financial security of millions of older Americans annually. In response to this crisis, hundreds of communities across the United States have created collaborative networks to protect their older residents.
Members are also reminded to share NRMLA’s booklet, Recognize and Report Elder Financial Abuse, with their clients and family members.