| Money Smart for Older Adults:
Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation
The Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition is pleased to present Money Smart for Older Adults: Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation with two train-the-trainer programs that will instruct participants on how to raise public awareness and prevent elder financial exploitation. This module was developed by the FDIC in collaboration with the CFPB’s Office for Older Americans.
The first session on April 14 is a 60-minute introductory webinar presentation hosted by the Louisiana Bankers Association. The session will provide an overview of the curriculum components, speaker tips and strategies for the dissemination of the program to older people, family caregivers, and the intermediaries who serve them. For those who want to learn more about the subject, a 4-hour in-person session will be offered on Thursday, April 16. (Both sessions are appropriate for all levels of experience.)
The second session on April 16 is an in-depth, interactive, 4-hour train-the-trainer program that will explore the Money Smart for Older Adults curriculum with a special focus on the content that covers common frauds, scams and other forms of elder financial exploitation. The speakers will discuss best practices for collaboration with local aging network and law enforcement agency stakeholders; planning effective presentations for older adults and family caregivers, and speaker presentation skills. An interactive breakout session will challenge the participants to identify and share next steps for taking this information back to their communities.
The lead trainer is Jenefer Duane, Senior Program Analyst, Office for Older Americans, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Additional presenters to be announced.