Elderly individuals are often attractive targets for identity thieves and scammers. Luckily, there are quite a few organizations that provide help to this population. Below you will find a list of resources which may be able to offer additional assistance or information. If you have questions or believe you may have been a victim of a scam or identity theft call us for free assistance at 888.400.5530, contact us via LiveChat or email us at ITRC@idtheftcenter.org.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization that works on issues such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.
- Aging & Independent Services in San Diego
AIS provides services to older adults, people with disabilities and their family members, to help keep clients safely in their homes, promote healthy and vital living, and publicize positive contributions made by older adults and persons with disabilities.
- American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. AAGP promotes the mental health and well-being of older people through professional education, public advocacy, and support of career development for clinicians, educators, and researchers in geriatric psychiatry and mental health.
- American Society on Aging
ASA offers training for those working with seniors and the elderly. These include financial literacy courses.
- Elder Justice Coordinating Council
The Elder Justice Act of 2009, as part of the Affordable Care Act, establishes the Elder Justice Coordinating Council to coordinate activities related to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation across the Federal government.
- Justice in Aging
As the only national organization focused solely on protecting the rights of low-income seniors, JiA partners with advocates on the ground who help monitor issues that impact poor seniors. They represent seniors in the courts, on their own or in partnership with other organizations, litigating precedent-setting cases that benefit hundreds of thousands of seniors.
- National Center on Elder Abuse
Directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.
- National Council on Aging
A respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. Partner with non-profit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.
- Serving Seniors
Offer a variety of programs for seniors, from health education, to meals, to affordable housing.
- United States Senate Special Committee on Aging Fraud Hotline
If you know someone who has been a victim of fraud – or if you suspect that they may become a victim – contact the Fraud Hotline. The Committee’s investigators have experience in fraud concerning retirement savings, identity theft, phone scams, Medicare, Social Security, and a variety of other consumer issues important to seniors and the elderly.