The Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, CSI, promotes financial education and our Montana Extension Service has free financial education courses on line called Solid Finances. These courses are all taught by two very professional, organized people, Marsha Goetting and Joel Schumacher. Currently there are 29 one-hour classes offered, each course title is listed below. Take a course online 24/7, or register and participate in interactive lunchtime webinars. A sampling of past topics include: Saving Money by Paying Down Debt, Talking to Aging Parents about Finances, Get a Grip on Your Money, and Tax Savings Tools. Recorded webinars and a schedule of upcoming live webinars is on MSU’s website:
65% of Elder Abuse prosecutions involve some form of financial exploitation.
Elder Abuse in Montana — AARP Montana is sponsoring Nationally known speaker Paul Greenwood for the Elder Abuse Conference taking place in Billings on March 21 & 22, 2013. Day one of the conference is targeted towards professionals who are on the front lines of elder abuse, for example attorneys, law enforcement and Adult Protective Services personnel. Continuing education credits are available. Day two of the conference, which is a half day, is open to the public.
“Our aging population is growing, and with that, so are the incidents of elder abuse and neglect,” said Joy Bruck, AARP Montana State President. “As a society, we must take action to put an end these terrible injustices against the elderly, or the problem will continue to get worse. Older Montanans have the right to live out their lives in a safe environment with access to the best care possible, and that is why AARP Montana is working to fight elder abuse on several fronts.”
For additional information about the Elder Abuse Conference visit Montana’s AARP website.
Read more about the prevention of elder abuse at www.mtelderabuseprevention.org.