WASHINGTON (10/8/14)--A financial resource designed to help older, Spanish-speaking adults has been released jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
The English-language version of the "Money Smart for Older Adults" resource was released last year as a tool to help those over age 62 and their caregivers prevent elder financial exploitation.
"We know that senior citizens are increasingly targeted for financial exploitation," said FDIC Chair Martin Gruenberg. "With nearly 4 million Spanish-speaking older adults across the country, this tool adds a new resource to help Spanish-speaking seniors prevent, respond to and report abuse."
The educational module is designed to be delivered to older adults and their caregivers by representatives of financial institutions, adult protective service agencies, senior advocacy organizations, law enforcement and others that serve this population.
The resource also includes a participant/resource guide and PowerPoint slides in Spanish that can be downloaded for free.
Use the resource links below to access the guide, or to order hard copies.