Welcome to the NYCEAC Events Page! Listed immediately below are upcoming elder justice and aging events accessible to those in the New York City area. Events include webinars, trainings, symposiums and more. These events can also be browsed using the events calendar, located on the left sidebar on every page of the site. To submit an event, please click here.

Events in the New York City Area

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Events Outside the New York City Area

Listed below are events for the elder justice community scheduled to take place outside of the New York City Area. These events are not listed on the sidebar calendar.
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Webinars and Video Series

1.The Neuroscience behind Financial Scams

Older Americans lose billions annually to financial scams and experience of range of harms resulting from their victimization.  At times our response is incredulous and at times sympathetic.  What is nearly universal is a lack of understanding of why older adults fall victim to these scams.  Using brain science and psychological principles, Erik Lande, a neuropsychologist, will guide attendees through an explanation of the mechanisms that facilitate vulnerability to financial scams. Debbie Deem, a former FBI victim specialist who worked frequently with scam victims, will discuss the challenges victims and law enforcement experience, as well as strategies and resources that can assist victims and their families.

Presenters:

  • Erik Lande, Insight Neuropsychology, and Consultant, Ventura Adult Protective Services
  • Debbie Deem, Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) Coordinator, Ventura County, and retired FBI victim specialist

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Time: 2pm-3pm EST

To Register, Click here.

2. Legal Basics: Decision-Making Support

Decision-making is a human right. Lawyers and professionals working with older adults can play an active role in providing supports to individuals planning and making decisions. The legal basics webcast will explore various decision-making models, tools for advance planning, and the essential role that supporters and advocates have in empowering and enabling decision supports. The presentation will share examples for formal and informal tools to aid in decision-making.

Presenter: David Godfrey, Senior Attorney, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Time: 2:00pm EST.

To register, click here.

3. Protecting Older Adults Against COVID-19 Related Scams and Obtaining Relief from Financial Distress

Older adults are frequently targeted by individuals promoting fake vaccines, COVID-19 cures, bogus stimulus payments, and other fraudulent schemes and scams. Most scams go unreported and older adults may lose a significant amount of income and assets. This webcast will provide an overview of the frauds and scams aimed at older adults, discuss legal protections, and provide resources to aid older adults defrauded by the individuals and businesses that promote these scams. The training will also focus on efforts by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to prevent older adults from falling victim to these scams and provide information on addressing financial distress and avoiding foreclosure.

Presenters:
• Odette Williamson, National Consumer Law Center
• Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Time: 2:00 p.m. EST.

To register, click here.