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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.