financial exploitation

White House Announces Coordinated Effort To Combat Elder Financial Abuse

Posted on 06/14/2012 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsFederal 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

Posted on 01/12/2012 by | All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeHey 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 …