Archive for the ‘Seminar’ Category

Oregon Alzheimer’s task force coming to Eugene, Coos Bay

August 2, 2012

A task force endorsed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has laid out recommendations for dealing with the approaching wave of Alzheimer’s disease cases expected in the state as baby boomers turn 65.

The task force is taking on a $2.2 billion problem.

That’s the financial toll they say unpaid, unlicensed caregivers — such as family members — provide to Alzheimer’s disease patients.

The task force estimates the state will have 110,000 Alzheimer’s patients by 2025, a 69-percent spike in just over a decade.

In January 2015, Oregonians who can’t afford fulltime care for their family members and are unwilling to have them civilly committed will be required to receive training if they are appointed as guardians.

>>> Read the state plan

The task force is holding a series of town hall meetings across Oregon:

Eugene – Saturday, August 4th, 10:00 am to noon – Campbell Senior Center, 155 High St, Eugene

Coos Bay – Thursday, August 9th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm – North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway Street, North Bend

Bend – Saturday, August 18th, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm – Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend

Medford – Wednesday, August 8th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm – Smullin Health Education Center, Rogue Valley Medical Center, 2825 E Barnett Rd, Medford

Pendleton – Thursday, August 16th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm – Pendleton City Hall, 500 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton

Portland – Saturday, August 25th, 10:00 am to noon – Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter, 1650 NW Naito Parkway, Portland

Salem – Thursday, August 30th, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Salem Hospital Building C, 875 Oak St SE, Salem (co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Network of Oregon, based in Salem)

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Oregon Alzheimer’s task force coming to Eugene, Coos Bay

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Detective/Author Joe Roubicek to be Keynote Speaker at Law Conference

August 22, 2011

When:

Friday, August 26,2011

Where: Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

715 West Lionshead Circle

Vail CO 81657

In a sentence, Florida’s exploitation law (FSS 825.103) states that when someone maliciously takes the property of an “elderly person,” they are committing exploitation. That’s the essence of the law.

But there is also an important requirement: Within this law, an “elderly person” is defined as someone 60 years of age or older who is suffering from the infirmities of aging to the extent that their ability to adequately care for and protect themselves is impaired. The law states that the elderly person must suffer a physical or mental infirmity. Therefore, exploitation is based primarily on infirmities or disabilities and not deception.

This is why exploitation is not fraud and why it can be much more devastating and offensive.

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Third Annual Elder Law Retreat

Financial Abuse of the Elderly

>Mickey Rooney Speaks at National Summit

April 10, 2011

>Elder Financial Protection Network held its 8th annual Call to Action conference and awards ceremony at Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF.

Veteran actor, Mickey Rooney, provided an emotional speech drawing tears and three standing ovations from the crowd of nearly 300 representatives of financial institutions, social services, law enforcement, legal professionals and elder justice advocates. “I am here today as the voice of millions of senior citizens to tell you that ending elder abuse is of critical importance.” Rooney said, “No one ever thinks they will be in this position in their lifetime, but the statistics are staggering, and they paint an unsettling picture. Whether the abuse is physical, emotional or financial, it is an unbelievable reality that often sneaks up on you without warning.”

Philip Marshall, elder justice advocate and grandson of New York philanthropist Brooke Astor delivered compelling testimony and called for increased national collaboration to fight this growing crime. He said, “While my grandmother was emotionally and financially abused and isolated, her case is far from isolated; there are millions of victims, today, suffering similar injury.”

Rooney read the Call to Action Proclamation which calls upon Congress to authorize the postmaster general to issue a special elder abuse postage stamp; to fund the Elder Justice Act and requests that the President issue a proclamation declaring June 15, 2012 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and to light the White House Purple on this day. More than 200 participants followed Rooney’s lead and signed the poster-sized proclamation. An online petition was launched at the event through the EFPN’s website http://www.bewiseonline.org.

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Actor Mickey Rooney Speaks at National Summit on Elder Financial Abuse in San Francisco

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Elder Financial Protection Network

>Colorado 2011 Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging Scheduled

March 16, 2011

>Elder Financial Exploitation is the theme for the 2011 Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging Thursday, April 21 at The Ranch near Loveland.

The conference is for anyone who comes in contact with older adults and may have concerns whether the individual is a victim of some type of abuse or exploitation. Conference attendees might be care providers, senior center personnel, doctors, bankers or even close friends.

While we hear of entities outside the family or close friends exploiting vulnerable individuals, unfortunately statistics show it more commonly occurs from within the close circle of family or friends. Conference attendees will explore the challenges and complexities of financial exploitation, learn to recognize warning signs, and acquire tools for investigation and prevention.

Peggy Tracy from Illinois will open the conference presenting “Elder Victimization: When Trusted Individuals Become Trust Violators”. Tracy is a certified financial planner with extensive training in fraud criminology related to finances of older adults. She has appeared in an expert capacity on many radio and television programs.

Four breakout sessions are available: Outsmarting Investment Fraud; Communicating in Sensitive Situations; Using Internet to Investigate Financial Fraud; and Understanding the Emotional Toll of Financial Abuse on Older Adults. Following lunch a panel representing social services adult protection, medical, legal, and financial entities will address the role they play when a case of financial exploitation is suspected as well as the challenges and limitation they face.

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Confrerence on Aging Topic Elder Financial Exploitation

CT Seminar for ‘Sandwhich Generation’

October 6, 2009

A seminar on the “sandwich generation” will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Ridgefield Library.

“Sandwich generation” describes a growing segment of the baby boomer generation: Adult children feeling squeezed between the needs of their aging parents and the demands of their own children, spouses and careers.

This seminar offers knowledge and practical tools to make sound decisions about aging parents.

Speakers are Judge Joe Egan, probate judge; Laura Switzer, senior care manager for Ridgefield VNA; Anne Fowler-Cruz, certified elder law attorney; Joyce Kuhn, assistance vice president of Ridgefield Bank; Linda Duff, admissions and finance director of Laurel Ridge; Terri Ramsey, senior harbor program director at Ridgefield Crossings; Kristi Vaughan and Deborah Durkee, Realtors of William Pitt Sotheby’s; and moderator Geri Hotard, Ridgefield VNA member and chair of Quality Living at Home.

Space is limited. Call 438-5555 ext. 1005 for information and a reservation.

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Seminal Will Help the ‘Sandwhich Generation’

Brunswick County Seminar Focuses on Preventing Elder Abuse

September 11, 2009

Elder abuse doesn’t look like many think it does, say those who deal with it in Brunswick County.

More often than not, it doesn’t involve bruises and broken bones from beatings or spirits shattered by constant verbal assaults. Those things do happen, but it’s more common to find that relatives or caregivers have depleted bank accounts of hard-earned savings meant as a cushion for one’s last years.

“Financial exploitation now is probably the biggest threat,” said Jim Roach, a member of the grassroots Elder Abuse Prevention network organized by the Cape Fear Area Agency on Aging.

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County Seminar Focuses on Preventing Elder Abuse
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