Through our work in local communities and around the United States, we focus on educating, spreading awareness, and advocating for change to make a positive difference in the lives of the elderly and vulnerable adults in need.

We currently have several presentations working toward our mission, and the testimonials speak for themselves.

Elder Abuse

What is Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse is a single act, repeated act, or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. Case studies will be discussed on each type of abuse. This presentation explores:

  • Risk and protective factors of Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Financial Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect

Financial Exploitation

Frauds and Scams Targeting Seniors

It is estimated that seniors are scammed out of 36 billion dollars per year in financial exploitation.

Such exploitation occurs whenever older adults are deprived of their property by improper means and commonly includes fraud, theft, or deceptive behavior. Often the perpetrator of this behavior is a family member, caregiver, or someone who has a relationship of trust with the older adults.

Increasingly, older adults are also targeted for exploitation by strangers using various types of scams and frauds. Case studies and interviews with victims are included in the presentation. This presentation will cover:

  • The different types of financial exploitation, scams and frauds that are targeting seniors
  • The best ways to minimize being victimized

Power of Attorney

What You Need to Know Before Signing

A Power of Attorney is a document that gives one person (the designated agent), the legal authority to act on behalf of another person (the principal), for some or all financial matters. A power of attorney designation creates a fiduciary responsibility between the principal and agent.

In these situations, the agent owes the loyalty to the principal and must act in the principal’s best interest, not his or her own. A power of attorney in the wrong hands can result in a financial predator stealing money, transferring assets or taking other adverse action against the principal.

Far too often, when allegations of power of attorney theft or fraud are reported to police or Adult Protective Services (APS), victims are told that it is a “civil matter” In most cases, this is not true and a thorough investigation should be conducted. Power of attorney abuse cases will be discussed in the presentation. This presentation identifies:

  • The types of power of attorney
  • Do’s and Don’ts when granting power of attorney
  • Power of attorney theft and fraud from the police perspective and victim perspective

Identity Theft

The Illusion of Privacy

Identity theft occurs when someone uses another’s personal identifying information, like their name, identifying number, or credit card number without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. In 2017, there were approximately 16 million victims of identity theft costing citizens $16.8 billion. These alarming statistics demonstrate ID theft may be the most frequent, costly and pervasive crime in the US. The presentation will focus on:

  • The different types of Identity Theft
  • Data breaches
  • The Dark Web and what measures you can take to minimize becoming a victim