White House Announces Coordinated Effort To Combat Elder Financial Abuse

Federal programs that target the¬†devastating and increasing problem of¬†financial abuse¬†against older Americans will be improved and tightly coordinated, replacing the current “fragmented” approach, ¬†Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday. At a¬†White House¬†forum on¬†elder abuse and financial exploitation, Sebelius says a¬†$5.5 million grant¬†under the Affordable Care Act¬†will be used to create a federal elder justice coordination team, including officials from the Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). That team will examine previously “fragmented” elder abuse …

Don’t Steal From Grandma – Especially In Illinois

Hey all, Jenn here from the AARP Illinois¬†Communications¬†team. In this post I wanted to tell you about some of the legislative work that AARP staffer ¬†Ryan Gruenenfelder has been doing down in Springfield. ¬† I spoke with Ryan yesterday about House Bill 1689 – a bill ¬†that goes into effect in Illinois this month which addresses an issue that he’s been working on for about 3 ¬†years – cracking ¬†down on those sad, ¬†sad souls who try to steal Social …