|Warning Signs of Financial Elder Abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Today, June 15, 2012, is the International Network for Protection of Elder Abuse's (INPEA) 7th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. With different events to raise awareness in countries around the world, Littman Krooks has put together useful information to share with your loved ones to help spread awareness and end elder abuse.
Last year, a study from Metlife was released regarding the increase of exploitation of seniors (through analyzing news articles that referenced financial abuse of the elderly and extrapolating data from findings). Results showed that a majority of the cases involved strangers and "scams," whereas friends and family were also found guilty of exploiting their loved ones but usually through forged checks, stolen credit cards, drained bank accounts and transferred assets. Additionally the study showed that:
Click here to read more on the definition of financial elder abuse and indicators of financial elder abuse. A full podcast from "Peace of Mind with Bernie the Attorney" on "Financial Scams Against the Elderly" is also available to stream or to download from iTunes.
| Professional Events|
Elizabeth Valentin, Esq., will be speaking on elder law on June 28, 2012 at the Alzheimer's Association, 360 Lexington Ave., NY, NY.
Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., will be speaking at the North Carolina Bar Association's 33rd Annual Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Program on July 26, 2012 at the Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC.