On the heels of Older Americans Month, the National Credit Union Foundation is hosting a Twitter chat for credit unions at 3 p.m. (CT) June 8. The Foundation invites credit unions to discuss their activities to improve and protect the financial lives of senior citizens.
“While older Americans are only a small percentage of the population, they account for almost 30% of fraud victims,” said Christopher Morris, Foundation director of communication. “Also, 39% of non-retirees have given little or no thought to financial planning for retirement and 31% have no retirement savings or pension. These are critical issues and the Foundation is looking forward to leading this discussion about how credit unions are making a difference in these areas.”
During the Twitter chat, credit unions and their staff are encouraged to share best practices and examples of their efforts to engage with older members, including special products/services, retirement planning, preventing and helping with frauds and scams and financial education. CUNA Mutual Group will be featured in the Twitter chat as a special guest.
Click here to download/view the list of questions to be asked during the Twitter chat.
The Twitter chat is a live streaming conversation, free and open to anyone with a Twitter account. For this Twitter chat, the hashtag will be #foundationchat. Twitter users can either type #foundationchat into the Twitter search box or use other tools to follow the conversation.
Credit union professionals and organizations are invited to follow the Foundation at @NCUFoundation for news and updates.