- The AARP BankSafe Initiative
- The BankSafe Initiative helps financial institutions better meet consumers’ financial needs and safeguard their assets. The initiative focuses on four key areas:Preventing financial exploitation
- Empowering family caregivers
- Helping those with dementia
- Making banking tools and environments easier to access
Seeing, Saying and Doing Something About Elder Fraud - By Rob Nichols, President & CEO, American Bankers Association
- Safe Banking for Seniors- A free national program, sponsored by the ABA Foundation, that provides bankers with the tools and resources necessary to help older adults, their families and caregivers prevent elder financial abuse and exploitation.
- Safe Banking for Seniors Toolkit - The ABA Foundation is your partner in helping to protect our nation's consumers. New resources have been added to help bankers like you educate your communities, including tip sheets on avoiding coronavirus scams, social security scams, IRS scams and more. And while in-person presentations may be on hold, we've also included social media templates to help you digitally engage your customers.
- Department of Attorney General Elder Abuse Official Website
- CFPB Releases Guide to Building Elder Fraud Prevention Networks. Access the resources.
- FDIC’s Consumer News Offers Tips on Avoiding Scams - The latest issue of the FDIC’s Consumer News publication provides security tips to avoid a variety of scams. The article recommends being suspicious about unexpected requests for personal information and to only respond to messages that are from known people and organizations "and even then be cautious if they look questionable." Other tips include being wary of email or websites that have typos or obvious mistakes and to remember that no government agency will demand payment gift card, wiring money or digital currency. Read more.
- Services for Seniors - Laws and Programs for Senior Adults
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June 2021: Elder Adult Abuse Awareness Month Proclamation
WHEREAS, Michigan's older adults are valued members of our state, and it is our responsibility to ensure their safety and minimize crimes against them; and,
WHEREAS, one in ten older adults in the United States experiences abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Furthermore, crimes against older adults often go unnoticed and unreported, leaving victims without the help and support they need; and,
WHEREAS, all Michigan residents should watch for signs of abuse, such as physical trauma, withdrawal, depression, anxiety, and fear of family members, friends, or caregivers; and,
WHEREAS, efforts to identify, report, and investigate elder mistreatment are important to reduce harm to elder and vulnerable adults; and,
WHEREAS, during this month, I join with the Attorney General's Elder Abuse Task Force and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to raise awareness of elder and vulnerable adult abuse in Michigan and urge Michiganders to learn more about the signs of abuse to protect those in need and decrease elder and vulnerable adult abuse in our state;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2021 as Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Awareness Month in Michigan.