Annual Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging Gives Tips to Prevent Financial Abuse of Elderly

The 2010 Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging will focus on “Financial Abuse and Exploitation: Prevention Strategies and Tools.” The conference is from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, at The Ranch in Loveland.

The conference is designed for people who care for elderly individuals or who live with older adults. Participants will learn to recognize the signs of financial abuse and exploitation and how to reduce those occurrences.

Tammi Vacha-Haase, a professor in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University’s College of Natural Sciences, is a key-note presenter at the conference. Vacha-Haase will offer attendees real world ways to help individuals prevent and reduce financial abuse and exploitation of older adults.

Cultural implications and family dynamics along with trusted relationship boundaries will be discussed to provide additional information about how the elderly can be protected from financial exploitation.

The Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging is a partnership among Colorado State University Extension, Colorado State University College of Applied Human Sciences’ Center on Aging and the University of Northern Colorado College of Natural and Health Sciences’ gerontology program.

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