Elder Financial Abuse- A Panel Discussion at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco


Wed, May 20 2015 - Elizabeth Landsverk, M.D., Founder, ElderConsult George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney Helen Karr, Elder Abuse Specialist speaking on a panel at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on the problem of  Elder Financial Abuse.

May is the month to focus on the prevention of elder financial abuse. The city’s top legal authority, D.A. George Gascón, has made combating elder abuse a top priority. To take a proactive approach to halting abuse and bringing offenders to justice, he made the White Collar Economic Crimes Unit responsible for prosecuting financial crimes against seniors. Just last year, his office became the first in the country to successfully convict in two blessing scam cases, schemes that target elderly Chinese women. Gascón is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk, a private practitioner who has collaborated with the D.A. to addresses elders’ needs, and moderator Helen Karr, who has focused her entire law career on the issue of elder abuse. -

The one hour panel discussion can be heard via the Commonwealth Club Audio.

See more at: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/elder-financial-abuse-prevention#sthash.3NBgLg0l.dpuf