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From the President: Join our distinguished panel for a discussion of elder financial abuse

Written by Dory Rand on April 18, 2014 - 2:55pm
Dory Rand

Producer Kim Jacobs will join the panel to discuss her film, which reveals what can happen to older adults when they are targeted for scams and abusive financial products. The film also reveals how they are fighting back, and becoming powerful advocates for themselves and others to help change the current landscape of economic security for older Americans. We met Kim when “Fleeced” was shown at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) conference in Washington, DC, in March. We are delighted she offered to drive in from Indianapolis to join us for the event.

What can we do about senior financial abuse?

Written by Dan Fair on April 2, 2014 - 10:23am

At our Community Investment Awards & Film Screening event on May 9, we will be showing “Fleeced: Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Abuse,” a short film produced by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and WFYI. The film tells the stories of older Americans and their families whose lives were upended by financial abuse and what they have done to fight back.

Honoring a champion for retirement security

Written by Dan Fair on March 26, 2014 - 6:00am
Senator Biss

A 2012 Woodstock report found that more than half of private-sector workers in Illinois—over 2.5 million—lack access to an employment-based retirement savings plan. Without individual savings, many retirees who rely solely on Social Security benefits will face the prospect of retiring into poverty.

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