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Elder Financial Abuse During COVID-19

Elder Financial Abuse During COVID-19

Webinar July 20, 2020 by Laurel Sykes

Financial abuse of elders and dependent adults is on the rise during the COVID-19 Pandemic, yet it continues to be one of the most under-reported crimes due to the victim's embarrassment, fear of loss of independence, intimidation by the perpetrator and widespread lack of awareness that it is a crime. Victims rarely recover financially and losses often lead to depression, increased physical problems, reliance on public benefits and even death. Everyone can benefit from this information, but we strongly suggest that anyone over the age of 65, and anyone with a loved one over the age of 65, consider attending.

Guest Panelist: Debbie Deem (FAST Coordinator for Ventura County)

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