Registration due by November 27, 2017 - Members $55; Non-members $85 - 1.5 training contact hours
This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EST (Eastern Standard Time).
Living much longer than their parents’ generation, today’s seniors are spending more time in retirement than in the years planning for it. This longevity, however, put many seniors’ at risk for running out of money. This is especially true for women. This workshop will look at the retirement risks women face and provide practical information, tips and resources for managing these risks and developing a financial plan. Finally, this session will also discuss an increasing risk to retirement: elder financial abuse. Resources for providing support and assistance to victims will be included, as will steps attendees can take to prevent themselves and others in their community from becoming victims. Discussions about financial and retirement planning can be woven into many programs and services provided to older adults and their families, including those with lower-incomes.
Who Should Attend: Service Coordinators (Elderly/Disabled)
1. Attendees will have a basic understanding of the key financial information that older adults and their families need to develop a strategic financial plan, including information and resources for lower income seniors.
2. Attendees will learn about the tools and resources available including those from WISER and the National Resource Center on Women and Retirement Planning to assist in educating staff and clients in their agency.
3. Participants will be able to identify common types of elder financial abuse, the variety of perpetrators, characteristics that put individuals at risk for becoming victims, and resources that provide assistance to financial fraud and abuse victims.
About the Presenters
Lara Hinz is Director of Programs at WISER, the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement. Ms. Hinz oversees WISER’s national outreach and partnership activities, which focus on providing low- to moderate-income women with the financial tools and information they need to develop long-term financial security. Ms. Hinz further provides technical assistance with workshops and training curricula to national and community organizations around the country in her role as deputy director of the National Resource Center on Women and Retirement Planning, operated by WISER and funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging. Prior to WISER, Ms. Hinz worked at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research where she focused primarily on older women’s economic issues and served as Managing Editor for the Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy. She holds a Master of Science in Social Work degree from Columbia University, a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island, and in 2012 was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Vickie Elisa, President of Mothers’ Voices Georgia, Inc., is an Emmy, Addy and Telly award winning health communication producer. She has been honored for creating a realistic economic empowerment program, called Smart Women & Money that has reached over 150,000 women both nationally and internationally. The program has been honored by Redbook Magazine and the Freddie Mac Foundation as a Community Best Practice. In 2015, Ms. Elisa was asked to introduce the President of the United States at the 10 Annual White House Conference on Aging. She has served on Congressional panels and at national and international conferences as a community advocate focused on economic equity and retirement solutions for women.
This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):
Optional Area: Support Networks for Residents