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Aging Kentuckians

Aging Kentuckians is one of seven cultivation communities targeted by Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball through her Financial Empowerment Coalition and Database. The following resources have been gathered from non-profit, business, and government entities focused on improving the financial livelihood of elderly Kentuckians.  

Community Resources

Adult Protective Services 
Adult Protective Services is a division of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). If you suspect the exploitation of adults, please contact CHFS. 

Avoiding Cremation Scams
This guide explains ways that clients could be over-charged for cremation and funeral services. It also provides a brief history of cremation and burial scams of the past. The guide also features tips on how to protect yourself and know your rights when making final arrangements.

Avoiding Fraud and Scams
The National Council on Aging outlines 22 tips about how to avoid common scams impacting seniors and their caregivers. 

Benefits Check-Up
The National Council on Aging provides a way to see if you are eligible for benefits to pay for food, medicine, rent, and other daily expenses. 

Economic Security Page
This National Council on Aging provides resources such as information and materials on budgeting, avoiding scams, and applying for benefits, among other topics. 

Economics Check-Up
The National Council on Aging provides tips and resources to manage your budget, save money, avoid scams, find a job, and more. 

Elder Abuse Awareness
The Elder Abuse Awareness website is a part of the  Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The site includes information regarding statistics, signs of abuse, news releases, real case histories, and posters and publications to equip Kentuckians to help stop elder abuse. 

Elder Financial Exploitation Information
The National Adult Protective Services Association's (NAPSA) Elder Financial Exploitation Website provides information about signs of financial exploitation, ways to prevent financial exploitation, and additional information. 

The Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (EIFFE) Prevention Program
The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions has joined other state securities regulators to present this program, which trains medical professionals and other adult service providers to spot elderly patients who may be particularly vulnerable to financial abuse.

Financial Resource Center
The Credit Union National Association provides a list of resources including articles, videos, recordings, interactive quizzes, etc. that will engage and encourage all walks of life to improve their financial wellness. 

If you work with adults 55+ or their caregivers and are interested in having a banker-led financial education presentation, this program from the American Bankers Association Foundation is for you. 

Money Smart for OIder Adults
This is an instructor-led training developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The Curriculum has been enhanced with new information and resources that allow older adults and their caregivers to make comprehensive financial decisions with confidence. The resource is available in English and Spanish. 

National Center on Law and Elder Rights
The National Center on Law and Elder Rights provides training tools and assistance for attorneys and professionals seeking more information to help older adults. Topics include advance planning, consumer protection, elder abuse, economic security, housing, and more.

News on Aging in America
The National Council on Aging spotlights news, press releases, blog posts and more in order to "advance the real story on aging in America."

Resources on Aging
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information and resources on healthy lifestyles, planning for retirement, and knowing your options for health care and long-term care. 

Scam Alerts
This messaging service provided by the Kentucky Attorney General's Office notifies Kentuckians about recent scams. 

Senior Scam Jams
The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions is cohosting Senior Scam Jam events across Kentucky to help senior citizens guard against various types of fraud, including investment and financial fraud. 

Shielding Seniors from Scams
The Kentucky Attorney General's website includes information on shielding seniors from scams. This includes information on how to report Medicaid fraud, patient abuse and neglect, and how to file a consumer or scam complaint. 

Tools For Older Adults and Caregivers from CFPB
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a U.S. Government Agency that monitors the treatment of consumers by financial institutions, has compiled resources for older adults and their caregivers related to managing finances. 

Financial Empowerment Coalition Contacts

Kelly May, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions

Kelli M. Sheets, Aging and Physical Disabilities Services Branch Manager
Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL)
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services