Elder financial abuse is a "growth industry" of the 21st century, resulting in crimes against hundreds of thousands of the elderly each year. Seniors hold the largest percentage of the nation's wealth, making them prime targets for unethical professionals who sell them unsuitable products.
This webinar will examine the many aspects of elder financial abuse: its victims, perpetrators, and circumstances in which it occurs, and the cost to older Americans by reviewing national research on this area of growing concern. Resources providing support and assistance to victims will be included. This webinar will draw on the Women Institute for Secure Retirement (WISER) and SIFMA’s expertise in retirement and financial abuse to inform participants on how to prevent themselves and their loved ones from becoming victims.
National Alliance Members: Free
Speaker Cindy Hounsell is the president of WISER, the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the opportunities for women to secure retirement income and to educate the public about the inequities that disadvantage women in retirement. An attorney and retirement expert, Ms. Hounsell has been widely quoted in the national media, and was featured in "To The Contrary," a two-part award-winning series on women and retirement. Ms. Hounsell has testified before Congress and served as a delegate for a number of White House Summits and conferences. She provides technical assistance to several national organizations as well as training to leaders and grassroots advocates across the country as part of her role as director of the National Resource Center for Women and Retirement Planning, funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging.