Missouri CUs Fight Elder Financial Abuse
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri credit unions are heading the charge to stop financial abuse of the elderly in the state.
The Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation contributed $8,000 to help fund the new Missourians Stopping Adult Financial Exploitation (MOSAFE) consumer video.
The new consumer video is narrated by Missouri native Doris Roberts, an Emmy Award-winning actress best known for her role as Raymond's mother on the television show Everybody Loves Raymond. Missouri credit unions also helped MOSAFE produce a video in 2005 that trained employees of financial institutions to recognize and report elder financial abuse.
"Credit unions have been involved in this project from the very start through funding and assisting MOSAFE with the video's content," said Peggy Nalls, MCUA senior vice president of public and legislative affairs."This is an important tool for Missouri seniors and the people that care for them in helping protecting their assets."
MCUA has copies of the DVD available for credit unions to use in their lobbies. MOSAFE DVDs are available from MCUA upon request. Brochures and other information, including a downloadable version of the video, are available from the MOSAFE Web site at www.dhss.mo.gov/MOSAFE.