Academics

The COB Collaborates with the Center for Gerontology

1/24/2019

On January 21, 2019, Dr. John Schwarm, of the COB and Dr. John Holton, from the College of Innovation and Professional Program’s Center for Gerontology, cohosted a day-long symposium on the topic of “Protecting Older Adults from Financial Abuse: Options and Best Practices.” CPAs, tax preparers, financial advisors, estate planning advisors, lawyers, and allied practitioners were invited to attend this one-day event. Distinguished experts provided guidance on detecting and averting elder financial abuse, as well as how to better protect older adult clients from legal and financial exploitation. This event was co-sponsored by AgeOptions. The event was held at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois in Chicago. A follow-up event will be held in Fall 2019.