League to Host Town Hall on June 4

With financial exploitation of older adults on the rise, the League is pleased to welcome back AARP’s Jilenne Gunther for a virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, June 4 at 1:00 pm. She will share updates about the BankSafe program and highlight why credit union staff should taking this training annually.

In addition, Dan Cummings with Norman, Hanson & DeTroy will provide a brief update on activity by out-of-state law firms to threaten a proposed class action suit involving overdraft and returned items fees.

If you have not been receiving Zoom meeting invitations for Town Halls and would like to add your name to the list, please email Kelley Souza at ksouza@mainecul.org.

About Jilenne Gunther

Jilenne Gunther, JD, MSW, is the National Director of AARP’s BankSafe Initiative, a game-changing intervention platform focused on financial-exploitation prevention for frontline employees at banks, credit unions, investment firms, retailers, and other providers of financial products and services.

Prior to joining AARP, Gunther held a number of government and non-profit positions where she oversaw and directed policy and legal programs on behalf of victims of crime, particularly older adults and other vulnerable groups. She developed one of the nation’s first bank-account features to help family and caregivers prevent exploitation. Gunther has authored two books on consumer rights and elder law and a novel analysis on the economic cost of financial exploitation.