Screening of Fleeced Documentary about Elder Abuse in Sacramento April 15th

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As part of the Housing California conference, several organizations are sponsoring a screening of Fleeced: Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Abuse that will also include a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

The event will be held on Tuesday, April 15th, from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Sacramento Convention Center, in Room 304. Space is limited. To RSVP, please contact Maya Abood: maya@calruralhousing.org, (916) 443-4448

Building Awareness of Elder Financial Fraud and Abuse
Older adults are the fastest growing population in the U.S., and one of five older Americans is the victim of financial fraud and abuse The economic cost of older-adult financial fraud and abuse is estimated at $2.9 billion annually, but those are only the cases that are reported. The damage to the emotional and physical health and well-being of the victims and their families takes a significant toll as well.

FleecedThe Film
Fleeced is a new documentary produced by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), which tells the story of older adults and their families who were victimized by different types of financial scams and abusive financial products. These individuals and their families transform from victims to advocates speaking out for others. Fleeced includes expert commentary from financial fraud and abuse prevention experts as well as national aging leaders and community advocates.

Who Should Attend?
Older-adult service providers and advocates, senior housing developers and operators, banks and financial institutions, legal services attorneys, federal, state, and local government agencies, elected officials and staff.

Keynoters
Roger Dickinson, Assembly Member, District 7
Lora Connolly, Director, California Department of Aging

Panelists
Annette Smith, Tenant Organizer, Lyn Roc Tenants Association, Rocklin (featured in film)
Heidi Richardson, Program Specialist, Sacramento County Adult Protective Services
Paulina Gonzalez, Executive Director, California Reinvestment Coalition
John Moon, District Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

This screening is sponsored by:

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition

The California Reinvestment Coalition

The Elder Financial Protection Network

California Coalition for Rural Housing

You can watch a trailer for Fleeced by clicking on this link.

If you’d like to print or share a 1 page flyer for the screening, click on this link: http://bit.ly/fleecedmovie

 

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