As a unique collaborative partnership between The Senior Source and the Dallas County Probate Courts and District Attorney’s Office, The Elder Financial Safety Center helps older adults to avoid the dangers of financial uncertainty and exploitation. This partnership is the only one of its kind in the nation, dedicated specifically to older adults.

The 3 key areas The Elder Financial Safety Center focuses on are Prevention, Protection and Prosecution.

PREVENTION.

Addressing concerns relating to inadequate income and excessive debt, as well as frauds and scams through:

  • Employment Services
  • Financial Counseling
  • Benefits Assistance
  • Money Management
  • Budgeting
  • Insurance Counseling
  • Frauds & Scams Advocacy
  • Debt Management
  • Income Tax Assistance

PROTECTION.

For vulnerable older adults commonly exposed to financial predators by ensuring that there is a court authorized guardian of the person and/or the estate and regular monitoring for every older adult determined by a court to be incapacitated.

PROSECUTION.

For cases involving the exploitation and abuse of older victims through a special unit of the District Attorney’s Office dedicated solely to investigating and prosecuting financial crimes against older adults.

In addition to providing these services, the professionals of The Elder Financial Safety Center are dedicated to educating other organizations and financial institutions on frauds and scams and how to recognize when a loved one or a client is being scammed or exploited.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

To schedule a member of The Senior Source team to present a “Money Smart for Older Adults” seminar for your organization, or to learn more about The Elder Financial Safety Center, please contact the director, Julie Krawczyk at 214-823-5700 or via email.