Wednesday July 22, 2020

Older Adults at Risk for Fraud

1pm - 4:30pm  


This is an online event.


Danielle Clay LSW, Manager of Training and Development
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging Presents:


Older adults are at an increased risk for fraud and there are many factors contributing to their vulnerability. Health care professionals with an increased awareness of how these scams are carried out can be better prepared to alert them on what to look for. They can also educate families and care partners about the changes in functioning that increase the risk of being conned.  Since life in the 21st century and the increased usage of electronic devices and technology has introduced new concerns, these need to be addressed including options when an older adult has been subjected to fraud and/or scammed.


Learning Objectives:                                                                           

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how certain situations might put older adults at risk for fraud. 
  2. List tactics scammers use targeting older adults and most frequent fraud scenarios
  3. Discuss strategies to address the risk factors with their patient or client and their families
  4. Explain where to report suspected financial fraud and fraud prevention resources to share with their clients and families

Time: 1pm - 4:30pm (Log in to ZOOM beginning at 12:50pm)


Kathryn Kilpatrick M.A. is a Geriatric Life Enhancement Consultant, Memory Fitness/Brain Health Specialist, Motivational Speaker and Author and a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology  from the University of Massachusetts. She has 5 decades of experience as a speech-language pathologist (1969 – 2019), working in a variety of settings primarily in Ohio, including hospitals and rehabilitation centers with 35 years in the area of home health care. She is a national motivational speaker and author of more than 30 products to enhance communication and connection for all those wanting to enhance their quality of life, particularly when there are communication, memory and cognitive challenges. Currently Kathryn is focusing on her geriatric life enhancement consulting practice and educational programs on related topics. She also continues to offer brain health/memory fitness and Lifelong Learning programs while expanding her Brain Game resources. Her websites, Communication Connection and Memory Fitness Matters have an abundance of resources including her eldercare and memory fitness blogs, interviews and podcasts, and sample pages of all her products. 

CEU Information: 
  • Program is approved for 3.0 continuing education units for LSWs, LISWs, SWA, Nurses (via reciprocity with the SW board).
  • The Ohio Board of Nursing will accept sessions approved for Social Workers for Continuing Nurse Education.
  • To comply with the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board: Late Arrivals will NOT be admitted.

Views and written materials presented during the presentations are those of the individual presenter and do not necessarily represent the official views and/or opinions of the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.