Elder Financial Abuse.
It is a dirty, disgusting term that makes most normal folks cringe at the thought of such a thing. The sad fact is, it is out there...in your community...maybe in your own family...in so many forms and in so many paces, many consider it an epidemic. Go figure that.
This week, I am privileged to have Barbara-Anne Foley, Executive Director of the Harwich Council on Aging, as my special guest to help address this subject. In addition to her many duties in this important role, she has been able to leverage her experience with thousands of seniors and the stories they have told about financial abuse, by working with in partnership with the Harwich Police Department, trying to warn seniors about these frauds and scams.
For those of you who do not know her, Barbara-Anne began her career in mental health and career counseling in Braintree, MA. She also worked in an adult day care center and a nursing center on Cape Cod before landing her dream job with the Harwic