CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle posted an article on LinkedIn Thursday thanking seniors for their rich contributions to shaping the world we live in today.
The President of the United States has designated May as Older Americans Month.
“If you were born any time in the last 20 years, you are unlikely to know a world without the internet, DVR, smartphones, or GPS,” Nussle wrote. ”However, generations before who paved the way for you and me, lived through a much different time in our country’s history. We are thankful for the rich history today’s seniors witnessed and participated in, and for the contributions they made that we can now only read about.”
Nussle also noted that America's credit unions are dedicated to serving the seniors in their communities. “Credit union employees often know the senior members they serve in their local community personally and can be an invaluable resource in planning for all the joys, as well as the challenges, associated with growing older,” he wrote.
Nussle also highlighted legislation that would enhance the ability of credit unions to protect their senior members from unscrupulous activity. The Senior$afe Act (S. 223), introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), would provide legal immunity for properly trained financial services employees who disclose concerns about potential financial exploitation of senior citizens.
This common-sense legislation would allow for enhanced safety measures for some of our most vulnerable citizens and would be instrumental in providing even more opportunity for credit unions and other financial institutions to protect our nation’s seniors,” Nussle wrote. “CUNA strongly supports this legislation and is actively working with its supporters in Congress to secure its enactment.”