Elder Financial Exploitation of Women | Break the Silence
- February 10, 2020 - Elder Financial Abuse,
Language is powerful. It can ignite wars. It can heal wounds. It can hide harm. It can redeem wrongs. And, it can save lives.
That’s what I want to talk about today. Women, 65 and older, outnumber men of the same age.
Lawmakers, law enforcement, news organizations and educational institutions are increasingly taking measures to inform us of the multiple ways that seniors are scammed. Family members, neighbors, adult protective services and other professionals can all assist in protecting older women, this targeted class.
We all have a dog in this fight. I wrote The Wolf at the Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse to share stories of how the abuse occurs, ways to prevent it and ways to protect against it. I’m complimented that the Executive Director of the California Elder Justice Coalition called the book “storytelling at its best – engaging and empowering.”
And, if you would like to talk about a case – suspected or confirmed, call us at Hackard Law (916) 313-3030. We’ll be happy to hear your story.