Rob Chapman, CPA, PFS from Compass Wealth, joined Katrina Irwin on News 8 at Sunrise Monday.
He talked about financial elder abuse and ways to prevent it.
He says seniors should:
1. Stay active and engage with others
2. Monitor financial affairs
3. Stay organized
4. Discuss benefits of appointing a power of attorney
5. Be cautious in making financial decisions
If you are the victim of abuse, or want more information on preventing it, there are a number of resources you can check out.
LIFESPAN'S Elder Abuse Prevention Program
Monroe County Protective Services For Adults
Monroe County District Attorney's Office
New York State Office for the Aging Information Line
New York State Domestic Violence Hotline
New York State Crime Victims Hotline
New York State Attorney General
585 546-7430 (Rochester)