On Thursday, October 25th, I'll be giving a talk at the Gold River Lodge of Eskaton, one of California's top retirement communities, on how seniors can keep themselves safe from fraud and elder financial abuse. The previous talk, set for Thursday, August 30th, was rescheduled to October to make room for a larger audience. The presentation begins at 9:00 AM.
The talk will take place in a community workshop format, and it will feature an expert on elder financial abuse from the Sacramento Sheriff's Department as well as a representative from a local credit union.
It's an excellent idea by Eskaton to arrange a panel of law enforcement experts, attorneys, and credit union professionals to share their knowledge on how to protect seniors from exploitation.
Along with my presentation on staying on the lookout for scams and estate theft, I will be handing out free copies of my book The Wolf at the Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse to anyone who would like a practical guide on the subject.
The Wolf at the Door is a terrific asset in both identifying several forms of financial wrongdoing against the elderly and safeguarding an estate or trust from predators.
It's a privilege to speak at Eskaton and raise awareness of elder financial abuse here in California.
Both seniors and their loved ones have a right to know about these dangers.
Forewarned, as they say, is forearmed.
And all of us, armed with knowledge, can apply real solutions in the fight to keep our elders safe.