The occasion will probably be hosted along side Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Chair of the Meeting Committee on Getting older and Lengthy-Time period Care and AARP.
To register for the tele-town corridor, go to https://vekeo.com/aarpcalifornia/#event-33273.
In keeping with the Public Coverage Institute of California, the state’s inhabitants age 65 and older will practically double by 2030, growing by 4 million individuals – all of the whereas changing into extra racially and economically numerous.
“As this demographic shift happens and this inhabitants grows, so too does the menace and frequency of monetary abuse of older adults,” mentioned Treasurer Ma.
She hopes the occasion will function an academic discussion board that fosters dialogue between monetary abuse specialists and older Californians – in addition to those that love and look after them.
The 75-minute city corridor will present details about widespread types of monetary abuse, purple flags to look out for, and shield your self and your family members.
The discussion board may even give attention to how our growing isolation because of the COVID-19 pandemic has made older Californians extra weak to monetary abuse.
“A lot of what negatively impacts older Californians existed properly earlier than the COVID pandemic, and predatory monetary practices aren’t any completely different,” mentioned Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, chair of the Meeting Getting older and Lengthy Time period Care Committee. “Isolation, unfamiliar banking and being on-line to attach with others has solely strengthened the house for individuals who wish to hurt.”
Treasurer Ma has additionally compiled a number of sufferer testimonial recordings in hopes of offering attendees with a chance to study the actual, lived experiences of monetary fraud and abuse victims, their relations, and advocates.
These audio and video recordings will probably be out there on the State Treasurer’s Workplace web site previous to the city corridor. Please go to https://www.treasurer.ca.gov/shows.asp to observe and listen to these tales.
“I’ve spent nearly my total political profession dwelling with and caring for my growing old mother and father,” mentioned Treasurer Ma. “In consequence, I’ve develop into attuned to the monetary wants and vulnerabilities of older Californians. Defending this inhabitants from monetary fraud and abuse is a precedence of my administration, and I’m so thrilled to make the most of my workplace to teach the general public on these complicated and emotionally-charged points.”
The tele-City Corridor will function audio system from the California Elder Justice Coalition, the California Bankers Affiliation, the California Society of Licensed Public Accountants, Senior Medicare Patrol, Grownup Protecting Providers, and former San Diego Assistant District Lawyer Paul Greenwood, a world-renowned speaker on elder abuse.
“AARP California, by means of its AARP Fraud Watch Community, could be very happy to hitch forces with State Treasurer Fiona Ma, and State Meeting Member Adrin Nazarian to additional arm Californians with the instruments they should keep away from elder monetary abuse,” mentioned Nancy McPherson, AARP California State Director.
“The AARP Fraud Watch Community is a free useful resource for individuals of all ages that gives real-time alerts in regards to the newest scams in our state, together with a rip-off monitoring map the place individuals can report on scams to alert their buddies and neighbors. Moreover, our community offers recommendation to outsmart con artists, and a helpline the place Californians can speak to a educated volunteer for help in the event that they or somebody they love has been a sufferer of monetary abuse.”