Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Our Summer 2013 Newsletter is Here!

COA 2013 NewsletterOur Summer 2013 Newsletter is available!  In this issue, we focus on protecting our seniors from physical abuse, neglect, and financial abuse. As one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, financial elder abuse has left many vulnerable seniors falling victim to various scams. One of the most common is the Grandparent Scam, which happened to George Weidner, the father of Kathleen Weidner, the Director of the Ombudsman Program. We tell George’s story and the story of Volunteer Ombudsmen who intervened to stop a financial predator from stealing from an assisted living resident. As is so often the case, the financial predator was a family member.

Most importantly, we’ve included helpful tips on  protecting yourself and your loved ones from financial abuse. Julie Schoen, Legal Counsel for COA, has provided additional information on recognizing different types of elder abuse and how it can be prevented.  It’s an extremely important issue that can only be solved by having a well-informed public, so please share our Summer 2013 Newsletter with your friends and family.


David Spear
Data Mgmt. and Comm. Specialist