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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - June 15, 2018

Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Financial exploitation is a fast-growing form of abuse of seniors. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) - commemorated on June 15th every year - is an opportunity to take action to protect seniors by raising awareness about elder abuse.

In the DC area? Register to attend the 4th Global Summit for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 5, 2018.

Check out WISER's resources for more information and prevention tips to protect those you care about.


Announcing the iOme Challenge Winner!



WISER is pleased to congratulate this year's winner of the iOme Challenge, Evan Avila! Evan is a student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Read Evan's essay and watch his video in response to this year's Challenge question. The press release is also available.

As the winner of the Challenge, Evan will receive a $5,000 prize and present his essay at a forum in Washington, DC on June 20, 2018. His faculty advisor, Prof. Douglas J. Lamdin will also participate in the event. Register for the event and stay tuned for more details.


WISER Founder Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

WISER is proud to announce that Cindy Hounsell, president and founder, will be presented with the Plan Sponsor Council of America's lifetime achievement award. The lifetime achievement award recognizes individuals' contributions to the growth of the defined contribution industry.

"Cindy is the perfect fit for our lifetime achievement award," said PSCA's executive director in a press release. "She's a recognized leader positively affecting policy and the changing views in the retirement community."



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