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Banking and financial services for a dementia-friendly america

Created in partnership with: According to a Fidelity Investment survey of financial advisors, 84 percent of respondents said they had clients with dementia and 96 percent of respondents said they do not feel prepared for this population. In a dementia friendly community, banks and financial services are aware of dementia and responsive to the individual …

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Age-Friendly Banking Toolkit

Download the full version of the Age Friendly Banking Toolkit here. How to Use This ToolkitThis toolkit has been designed to help you get started on launching your own local Age-Friendly Banking campaign to provide older adults with the focused products, services and protections that will enable them to thrive. Within the toolkit are various …

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NCRC Releases White Paper on Older Adult Financial Exploitation

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released a white paper on age-friendly banking titled “Empowering Financial Service Providers to Help: Ways the Bank Secrecy Act Can Play a Stronger Role in Detecting and Preventing the Financial Crimes that Exploit Older Adults.” The white paper presents recommendations for actions that law enforcement and …

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NCRC Releases Report on the Need for Age-Friendly Banking

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released a new report entitled “A New Dawn: Age-Friendly Banking.” The paper provides an overview of the current economic vulnerability of older adults and proposes a core set of age-friendly banking principles. “In what is becoming an increasingly challenging economic environment for older adults, it …

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A New Dawn: Age-Friendly Banking

Washington, DC –  Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released a new report entitled “A New Dawn: Age-Friendly Banking.” The paper provides an overview of the current economic vulnerability of older adults and proposes a core set of age-friendly banking principles. To read the report, click here. National Neighbors Silver is a multi-year campaign …

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NCRC Announces Third Round of National Neighbors Silver Grantees

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) announced five new National Neighbors Silver (NNS) grantees. NNS is NCRC’s multi-year campaign to empower, organize and support economically vulnerable older adults. “The financial challenges facing older adults continue to increase in number and severity,” said NCRC President and CEO John Taylor. “From the impact …

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NCRC Broadens Movement for Economic Security on Behalf of Older Adults

 Organizations Funded to Empower, Organize and Support Older Adults

Washington, DC —  The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) today announced five new awardees in a multi-year campaign to empower, organize and support economically vulnerable older adults. The announcement expands NCRC’s commitment to the financial well being of older Americans, following the launch in 2011 of National Neighbors Silver, a national campaign to safeguard the financial security of today’s seniors and future retirees.

“Today’s older adults are working longer and living on less. For some, retirement is but a distant dream, while others face the challenge of stretching their savings or going back to work. Seniors are often left to navigate these challenges on their own. Through National Neighbors Silver, NCRC is deepening the capacity of community-based organizations to help older adults achieve economic security, moving from ‘you’re on your own’ to ‘we’re all in it together’.” said John Taylor, President and CEO of NCRC.

National Neighbors Silver Partners

NCRC is proud to support ten of its member organizations in the creation of grassroots organizing movements to build economic security and preserve wealth for vulnerable older adults. Our National Neighbors Silver partners are empowering and supporting older leaders in their communities and participating in advocacy at federal, state and local levels. Causa Justa: Just …

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Taylor Testifies before Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health & Aging

October 31, 2011 — As part of the National Neighbors Silver initiative, John Taylor submitted written testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging on how older adults are faring in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The testimony sheds light on the silent housing crisis plaguing our aging communities. Mr. Taylor offers …

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NCRC Announces 2nd RFP for National Neighbors Silver

 Selected Grantees to Address Economic Security of Older Adults Through Organizing and Education

Washington, DC — The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, is pleased to announce its second round of funding for National Neighbors Silver, an initiative to support and empower older adults nationwide.

As the United States suffers from historically high rates of foreclosure and unemployment, older adults across the nation are particularly susceptible to financial insecurity and instability. NCRC’s recent report about the financial stability of older Americans noted that over 13 million older Americans are economically insecure, living on only $22,000 or less each year.

“Many older Americans face new challenges in this economic environment. The sharp reduction in the value of most seniors’ primary asset — their home — means that they are now especially susceptible to financial insecurity. Through advocacy, organizing and education, National Neighbors Silver supports participating organizations to directly tackle the root causes of the unique economic challenges faced by America’s older citizens,” said John Taylor, President and CEO of NCRC.  

NCRC Announces Grantees in National Neighbors Silver Initiative

Organizations Funded to Support and Empower Older Adults on Economic Security Issues

Washington DC — The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), with support from  Atlantic Philanthropies, announced grantees in an initiative to organize and empower older adults across the country. National Neighbors Silver (NNS) brings community, public, and private sector partners together utilizing structured, neighborhood-focused education and organizing strategies that benefit older adults. The National Neighbors Silver grant will fund regional advocacy networks, facilitated by local organizers.

Five NCRC member organizations selected for this initiative were announced at NCRC’s annual conference last week. Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People of Cleveland, Ohio, United Neighbors of Davenport, Iowa, Faith Action for Community Equity of Honolulu, Hawaii, Northside Community Reinvestment Coalition/Jewish Community Action of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Causa Justa of Oakland California will be funded in the first year of NCRC’s National Neighbors Silver program.

The President of Atlantic Philanthropies, Gara La Marche made the first official announcement of the grantees at NCRC’s annual conference. “The National Community Reinvestment Coalition has a long history of listening to communities and helping to make change,” said Gara LaMarche. “We believe great things are possible when older adults are engaged to bring about change. We are delighted to celebrate the National Neighbors Silver grantees as they work to advocate with and on behalf of older adults across the country.”

In addition to the support of local organizers, each selected National Neighbors Silver site will engage older adult volunteers by training them in organizing and financial education strategies. These volunteers will become a part of an integral network of NNS leadership ambassadors, who will share best practices and strategies for organizing and educating their peers around issues of financial security.

“We’re confident that National Neighbors Silver will empower community organizations to address the needs of older adults at this critical time. The organizing and advocacy efforts of the groups we’ve selected will expand access to direct services and generate policy changes that will enhance the lives of older adults in communities across the country,” said John Taylor, President and CEO of NCRC.

The National Neighbors Silver initiative will fund five organizations over three funding cycles, for a total of 15 organizations. Each funding cycle for this program will last three years. For information about future funding opportunities, please contact Ed Gorman, Chief Membership and Workforce Officer at egorman@ncrc.org.

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NCRC Announces RFP for Initiative to Empower Older Adults

 Addressing economic insecurity of older adults through regional organizing and advocacy groups

Washington, DC — The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), with support from Atlantic Philanthropies, is pleased to announce its 2011 Request for Proposals (RFP) for National Neighbors Silver, an initiative to support and empower older adults nationwide.

As the United States suffers from historically high rates of foreclosure and unemployment, older adults across the nation are not only more numerous than past generations, but also more susceptible to financial insecurity and instability. Many older adults who lost their jobs during the economic crisis have been pushed out of the workforce and into early retirement.

“Many older Americans face new challenges in this economic environment. The sharp reduction in the value of most seniors’ primary asset — their home — means that many are now especially susceptible to financial insecurity. The National Neighbors Silver initiative will support participating regional organizations to directly tackle the root causes of the unique economic challenges faced by America’s older citizens,” said John Taylor, president and CEO of NCRC.