Public invited to ‘Preventing Elder Financial Abuse’

Public invited to ‘Preventing Elder Financial Abuse’

A business seminar and networking event, “Preventing Elder Financial Abuse,” will be held June 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at New Milford Public Library.

Elder financial abuse is the most common form of elder abuse. It is defined as the unlawful or unauthorized use of an elderly person’s financial assets.

It is also the act of pressuring an elder to authorize consent or use of their financial assets.

Jennifer Birdseye of Webster Bank in New Milford will be the guest speaker at the seminar at the 24 Main St. library.

Topics to be covered include: what financial abuse is, who might be an abuser, the types of scams affecting seniors, including those affecting local seniors, and how to protect oneself.

Those who cannot attend in person can register to participate via Zoom.

The program is co-sponsored by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce, the Corporation for New Milford Economic Development, Western Connecticut SCORE and New Milford Public Library.

For more information and RSVP, visit or call 860-354-6080.

Author: Harlem Valley News