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Recruiting Help Needed for UMN Research on Elder Family Financial Exploitation

Your help is needed to identify potential participants to begin learning about family experiences when elderly people are victims of financial exploitation by someone in their own family. Elder family financial exploitation is widely agreed to be the most prevalent and growing type of elder abuse in Minnesota as well as across the U.S. It is also commonly recognized that “families are never the same after experiencing financial exploitation.” However, the voices and perspectives of affected family members are largely absent from what’s known about elder financial exploitation.

We are now recruiting for a research study – Learn More

Here’s how you can help to spread the word and recruit potential study participants:

  • If you know of a family member who has experienced elder financial exploitation in their own family, please let him or her know about this research project by sharing the flyer and/or our webpage
  • Share the the flyer with adult family members who may themselves (or know of others) have experienced elder financial exploitation in their family. If you would like a printed supply of the flyers to distribute, please contact Marlene Stum
  • Forward this request on to other professionals/friends who may be interested and helpful in recruiting study participants

Study participants will receive a $30 Target gift card for their involvement.

KARE-11’s Sandwich Generation Offers Insight into Aging Issues

logo-sll-sgThe Minnesota Board on Aging’s Senior LinkAge Line® is sponsoring a weekly segment on KARE-11, called the Sandwich Generation, which airs during their Tuesday 11:00 a.m. newscast.

Its focus, topics of interest to those who are caught in the middle – those caring for both their aging parents and their own young children at the same time.

The Sandwich Generation segments typically feature in-studio guests, often pared with video of relevant, real-world stories and information. The segments began airing March 29, 2016 with Kari Benson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board on Aging as its first guest. She shared information about resources available to the sandwich generation via the Minnesota Board on Aging’s Senior LinkAge Line®.

Subsequent shows have featured information on memory loss, caregiving, multigenerational housing, kitchen safety, volunteering, long term care planning, and many more topics of interest to adults of any age. To see past Sandwich Generation segments, visit KARE-11’s website at http://www.kare11.com/features/sandwich-generation.

Or to learn more about the wide array of services Minnesota’s Senior LinkAge Line® can provide to seniors and their families, visit them online at www.seniorlinkageline.com or give them a call at 1-800-333-2433, Senior LinkAge Line® is Minnesota’s Link to a Local Aging Expert