Know the Rules of the GameⓇ for Community Service

Listen now for an all new episode of the podcast Know the Rules of the GameⓇ for Community Service with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, and special guest Zeeda Daniele, President at Central Park Promotions Inc., which specializes in urban housing, wealth building, music and entertainment marketing and outreach. Zeeda and Desiree talk about the responsibility organizations and boards have to give back to their local communities, such as helping to address societal issues such as homelessness and the aging population, and the best ways to serve within their capacities. Listen here:https://www.nawrb.com/podcast/ or listen on YouTube here!

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How Cognitive Decline Leaves the Older Population Vulnerable to Elder Financial Abuse

According to a 2011 Government Accountability Office (GAO) study, approximately 14.1 percent of adults age 60 and older in the United States have experienced some kind of physical, psychological or sexual abuse; potential neglect; or financial exploitation in the past year. Cognitive decline is a key factor that makes the aging population susceptible to elder financial exploitation, according to the Elder Financial Exploitation 2018 report by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Investor Advocate. 

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Florida County Has Highest Percentage of the U.S. Older Population

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released new 5-year estimates from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS), which covers over forty demographic topics, including a newly added section profiling the 65 and older population. Key findings of the report show that the median age of the U.S. older population was 73.2 years, and Sumter County, Florida, had the highest percentage of residents aged 65 and older, at 55.6 percent. 

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WHER Chat: November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, which pays tribute to the millions of Americans who selflessly care for family members who are chronically ill, elderly or have a disability. Taking care of a loved one comes with its own unique set of challenges and joys, and this month is dedicated to recognizing caregivers for all their efforts in providing support and comfort to their loved ones in their homes and communities. 

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WHER Chat: One in Five Older Americans Live in Rural Areas

One in five older Americans live in rural areas, with many concentrated in states where more than half of the older population lives in rural areas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s recent The Older Population in Rural America: 2012-2016. The report shows that 17.5 percent of the rural population was 65 years and older during this time compared to 13.8 percent in urban areas. 

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NAWRB Introduces Weekly WHER Chat Series

In honor of the release of the 2019 NAWRB Women Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER), NAWRB invites the housing and real estate community to participate in the WHER Chat series to discuss key topics and themes in the report. Each week, we will post a “WHER Chat” blog with a different topic for public discussion. Professionals and industry experts are encouraged to bring their unique perspective and overlooked problems or issues to create an informative and engaging dialogue regarding the dynamic ecosystem.

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National Senior Citizens Day 2019

Today marks National Senior Citizens Day, which recognizes the achievements of the older population in the United States in appreciation of the dedication and services they have given throughout their lives. In honor of this day, the U.S. Census Bureau has released key statistics about the growing older population. 

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2019 Women in the Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER) to be Released at NAWRB Conference

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) will release the NAWRB 2019 Women Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER) for attendees only at the 2019 NAWRB Conference, Redefining Leadership, on Aug. 4th-6th at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, CA.  The third installment of the most diverse coverage of the Housing Ecosystem has over sixty resources in six volumes, including Diversity & Inclusion, Homeownership, Women-Owned Businesses, STEM, Aging Population, and Family Offices with a gender lens perspective.

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Elder Financial Abuse, Private Wealth – What Are You Doing to Protect Yourself?

Elder financial abuse is a growing problem, leaving destroyed relationships and economic destruction in its wake.  From straightforward theft to slow development through complex relationships, the tremendous loss of wealth incurred by senior citizens results in premature deaths and intergenerational loss of wealth. It ultimately rips at the fabric of society as a whole as trust among family members and faith in financial institutions are destroyed. 

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WHER 2019 Excerpt: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Trends Among the Older Population

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and this number is projected to increase to 14 million by 2050. Of this number, 13.8 million will be people age 65 and older, making it difficult for medical breakthroughs to slow or cure the disease for existing conditions.

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