‘Financial Abuse of the Elderly’ presentation June 3

Thomas Dixon

Thomas Dixon

DEARBORN – The topic of financial abuse of the elderly is one of the key issues covered by National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, a non-profit dedicated to the prevention of abuse and neglect of older people and adults with disabilities.

Beginning at 7 p.m. June 3, Oakwood Common will host a free presentation “Financial Abuse of the Elderly — Who is at Risk, Recognize the Signs, Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones” on its campus at 16351 Rotunda Drive. People concerned about protecting themselves, their friends and their loved ones are invited.

Attorney Thomas Dixon of the Clark Hill law firm in Detroit will lead the presentation. Dixon has 26 years experience in litigating will, trust and estate cases in probate courts throughout Michigan.  He has also litigated guardianship and conservatorship proceedings and claims of financial abuse of elderly persons.

In his practice, Dixon has seen first-hand virtually all the key indicators that lead to financial abuse of seniors, most notably including vulnerability, dependency and isolation. He also will talk about how to recognize signs and symptoms of financial abuse, who is at risk, strategies to avoid financial abuse, and how to protect your loved ones.

Renee Schattler, vice president and Trust and Estate advisor for Comerica, also will participate in the discussion.

For more details and to make a reservation, call 313-253-9597.