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August 01, 2016

Commission Resource Updates

(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: Vol. 37, Issue 6.)



  • The Washington Post blog post from columnist Michelle Singletary "How to help when it’s not your money" ( notes that a series of guides authored by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging and published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have been selected for her Color of Money Book Group in September. Singletary, along with Naomi Karp, a senior policy analyst in the CFPB Office of Older Americans, hosted an online discussion about money matters and the Guides at on Sept. 1 at (And, the total distribution of the guides—national and state, hard copy and downloads—to date is almost one million! Learn more and download or request your own copies.)
  • Read the "What is a Guardian Supposed to Do, Anyway?" blog post  from our Assistant Director Erica Wood on the National Center on Elder Abuse's blog at
  • Our new chart provides an overview of health care decisions statutes state-by-state for 2015-2016:
  • Our new chart lists professionals named to conduct capacity assessments for adult guardianship (state-by-state with citations) at:
  • Did you miss the mid-August #NCEAnow Twitter chat on guardianship with our Assistant Director Erica Wood? Check out the highlights on this Storify page: