The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Elder Care

Topic: Elder Financial Exploitation

Speaker: Pamela S. K. Glasner

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Parish/Organization: Grace Episcopal Church, Hartford

Biography:

“Last Will and Embezzlement” is a ground-breaking documentary which examines the financial exploitation of the elderly. It was inspired by true events in Ms. Glasner’s family, and features deeply-moving yet greatly-disturbing first-hand accounts from real-life victims, as well as in-depth interviews with experts who discuss such key issues as victim profiles, the perpetrators’ modus operandi, the symptoms and effects of these crimes, as well as potential solutions to this ever-increasing problem.

In her frustrating and ultimately futile struggle for justice for her own parents, Ms. Glasner learned just how prevalent these crimes are and how safe from prosecution the perpetrators are. Eventually, she felt she had to do ‘something’, so “Last Will” was born.

Baby boomers control 80% of the world’s personal funds, and are turning 65 at a rate of 61,000 PER DAY, so we’re about to experience history's largest transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. Elder Financial Exploitation, as terrible and prevalent as it is right now, is about to become a horror show if something is not done to stop it.

Ms. Glasner travels nationally with the film, speaking on the issue, teaching baby boomers, senior citizens, educators, service providers, law enforcement professionals, municipal and private agencies about the warning signs of exploitation, who the most vulnerable are, how to recognize potential perpetrators, and most especially, how to prevent these crimes in the first place.

Presentation Length: 90 minutes. Can be shortened or lengthened depending on need

Availability: Variable. Contact for more info

Geographic limitations: Anywhere in CT.

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