Attend the Anchorage Fraud Summit - Monday, September 23

Attend the Anchorage Fraud Summit – Monday, September 23

Posted on 09/13/2013 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Money & Work Southcentral Alaska residents are invited to attend a Fraud Summit on Monday, September 23 at the Loussac Library in Anchorage.  Two presentations to choose from: Either 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm. Alaska’s top professional fraud fighters will present the very latest in trends and discuss criminal cases of financial and consumer fraud committed against Alaskans…in some instances, cases that made headlines. Sponsored by the Alaska Division of Banking and Securities, this summit brings together seven of Alaska’s top federal and state …

Jean Setzfand, Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education & Outreach

Losing the (Fraud) Lottery

Posted on 07/15/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand, vice president of the Financial Security team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP Joyce H., a 59-year-old unemployed woman raising four grandkids on her own, could barely believe her luck. A London barrister had emailed her, claiming to be relieved to have finally located her, because he was administering the will of someone he claimed was distantly related to her. After exchanging a few emails with him – emails he used to stoke her …

AARP Alaska Calls for Tougher Laws to Protect Seniors from Financial Abuse

AARP Alaska Calls for Tougher Laws to Protect Seniors from Financial Abuse

Posted on 03/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP wants to strengthen Alaska’s power-of-attorney law to better protect vulnerable older people from financial exploitation. Under power-of-attorney agreements, people designate trusted associates to make personal or financial decisions for them. But in the hands of an unscrupulous agent, such a document could become a “license to steal,” some legal scholars have said. Diana Weber, Alaska’s long-term care ombudsman, suggests the state’s law should protect people who report suspected abuse, help seniors specify which powers they choose to grant and …

Apply for Alaska's Senior Benefits Program

Apply for Alaska’s Senior Benefits Program

Posted on 11/21/2012 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Money & Work Alaska residents who are age 65 or older may qualify for a monthly payment from the Senior Benefits Program. The payment will be $125, $175 or $250 depending on your annual gross income.  Apply today at: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Documents/e-forms/pdf/gen152.pdf If you have any questions about the Senior Benefits Program, please call 1-888-352-4150