Aging Partners is hosting a free public presentation Wednesday, May 8 by Hubert "Skip" Humphrey III of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The program on the financial protection of older Americans begins at 2 p.m. in the lower level conference room of Aging Partners, 1005 "O" Street. A question and answer session will follow the program.
Humphrey is the head of the CFPB's Office for Older Americans. He will present information to help seniors make informed choices about their money, hold onto assets, avoid financial abuse and learn more about long-term retirement planning.
The CFPB is a federal agency enacted in July 2010 under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Office for Older Americans is dedicated to helping those 62 and older make sound financial decisions. The office provides financial tools and information to seniors and to those who are providing care for seniors. It also partners with other financial experts to research, write and enforce consumer financial regulations to address the financial challenges facing seniors.
Humphrey has spent much of his professional life working to protect consumers, serving first as a Minnesota State Senator and later as the state's Attorney General. While in Lincoln, he will make other presentations to professionals in the aging industry and to those who work to prevent financial crimes against seniors.
Humphrey's presentations are part of Aging Partners' celebration of Older Americans Month. More information on Aging Partners and Older Americans Month events can be found at aging.lincoln.ne.gov.