The Kathy Lee Parker Show and Protecting Seniors Nov 20, 2013, 12:43 pm By Heidi Carmack Pfaffroth

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The Kathy Lee Parker show is an internet talk show. The topic for the November 20 show is elder financial abuse prevention, and how families can talk during the holidays about how to set up checks and balances that will reduce this risk.

Tracey Larsen, vice president and special projects manager at Bank of American Fork and the financial representative for the Governor’s Commission on Aging is representing the bank on the show. The show also features Nan Mendenhall, director of Adult Protective Services from the Utah Department of Aging and Adult Services. She will tell stories and give practical examples that families can use in their discussions.

To listen to the show live on November 20 at 6:00 MST go to LAtalkRadio.com then click on the channel 1 Listen Live button in the left margin.

To listen to the show at a later time go to LAtalkRadio.com/Kathy and scroll down to the November 20 show listing.

Listeners may find these links to be helpful:

  • Bank of American Fork offers products specifically designed with this issue in mind—seniors or caregivers who want or need some help, but want to be protected from fraud, and families who want to be caregivers, without the liabilities of full control. Visit a branch to set up AccountSmart™ Tools for Seniors, or to find out more, call 800-815-BANK or click on the links below:
    AccountSmart Tools for Seniors  |  blog.bankaf.com/seniors

 

  • Utah is a mandatory reporting state. If you suspect a vulnerable adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited, you are required to report it to Adult Protective Services or the nearest law enforcement agency. http://hsdaas.utah.gov/APS

 

  • DAAS at the State of Utah has put out a book written by Jilenne Gunther Navigating Your Rights, a comprehensive resource for Utah seniors. You can find a free online version at www.legalguide55.utah.gov.
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