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Elder Abuse

American Association of Daily Money Managers

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(photo courtesy of TW Collins and Flickr)

Tracey Longo, the Washington editor of the Financial Advisor magazine wrote a fantastic article entitled, “When Clients Forget”. The article discusses the continued need to protect our seniors and discusses the evolution of a growing trend of individuals becoming known as daily money managers. The association called The Association of Daily Money Managers can be found at www.aadmm.com. The article is important and informative. The AADMM organization is worth familiarizing ourselves with and the article will explain why there is a growing need for these individuals. (more…)

After 55 Living Radio Episode 15 – The Role of a Certifed Fiduciary

Who can you turn to when a mature adult can no longer look after their finances, medications or other personal affairs? We spoke with Candace Bow of Arizona Guardians about the role of a Certified Fiduciary. She discusses guardianship, conservatorship and how to engage a certified fiduciary to protect seniors from exploitation and abuse. She also talks about the certification process and why it is important to only engage the services of those who have been certified by the state to assist seniors.

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After 55 Living Radio Episode 13 – Learning About the Area Agency on Aging

If you or a loved one need information about services and programs that serve seniors, The Area Agency on Aging can help. The AAA has offices across the US to assist seniors and their families.

We spoke to Larraine Stewart, Chief Operating Office of the Area Agency on Aging, Region One headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. She outlines many of the over 60 programs that Region One offers, including the 24 hour Senior Help Line.

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Elder Abuse – Preying on our Seniors

The crime of those who prey on and violate seniors cannot be spoken of or written about enough. My mother-in-law had a man call her just before Christmas telling her she “had” to enroll in a medicare supplement before the end of the year. It was only by coincidence that she happen to mention it on the phone to us. How many (more…)