(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: Bifocal, Vol. 38, Issue 2.)
Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. These financial caregivers may be agents under a power of attorney, guardians of property or other fiduciaries. To help financial caregivers in Illinois, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Office for Older Americans has published easy-to-understand Managing Someone Else’s Money guides with information and resources specific to Illinois. The guides were written by the ABA Commission with assistance from state experts.
Join a free webinar on January 12 to learn more about these guides and how you can help people acting as financial fiduciaries for older adults and adults with disabilities. Speakers include:
- Honorable Patricia Banks, Presiding Judge, Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Division, Circuit Court of Cook County; Chair of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging
- Jonathan Lavin, President and CEO, AgeOptions
- Wendy Cappelletto, Supervising Attorney, Cook County Public Guardian
- Naomi Karp, Senior Policy Analyst, CFPB, Office for Older Americans
Upcoming webinar: Tools for Financial Caregivers in Illinois
January 12, 2017
2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time
To register for this event:
- Go to: https://www.mymeetings.com/emeet/rsvp/index.jsp?customHeader=mymeetings&Conference_ID=2339963&passcode=1440722
- Enter the conference number (2339963) and passcode (144022).
- Provide your information for the event leader and then click submit.
- To join the webinar, please click on the following link at the time of the webinar: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PWXW2339963&p=CFPB&t=c (No RSVP required)
- AUDIO PARTICIPATION ACCESS: Toll Free Number: 1-888-795-5920, passcode: 5082358
If you have any questions, please contact Tami Sieckman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-435-7121. ■