October is Elderly Financial Exploitation Month

October is Elderly Financial Exploitation Month

By Grace Ortiz, Faith Based Adult Protective Services Community Engagement Specialist When we think of October what comes to mind is fall. Our days are getting shorter, the temperature is cooling down, the leaves are changing color, and everyone is gearing up for the next holiday, Halloween.  But there is something that we as a community should all be thinking about as well, our elderly population and ensuring that they

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Saving & Celebrating

Saving & Celebrating

Our community, grounded in family, celebrates achievements and successes around our children’s milestones, most notably – baptisms, Quinceaneras, graduations, and marriages. Often, the propensity for these celebrations to go beyond a family’s means can be high and families drown themselves in debt to secure an illusion of financial security. However, these celebrations can be used as opportunities to ensure families break the instability and set up family members for success

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