Veteran's Protection Coalition Receives National Award for Elder Abuse Prevention
The San Francisco Veterans Benefits Protection Project (VBPP) received the 2017 Aging Innovations Award from the National Association of Area Agencies for Aging. CANHR was a founding member of VBPP, a coalition working to protect senior veterans from pension poaching scams and financial predators. VBPP brings together a variety of organizations, including CANHR, the Institute on Aging's Elder Abuse Prevention Program, the Department of Insurance, the CA Office of the Attorney General, and the SF Mayor's office. CANHR's work in financial elder abuse and the VBPP is funded in part by a grant from the California Community Foundation.