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Availa Bank Educates to Protect Older Americans

In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, all Availa Bank locations rolled out an ongoing financial education outreach program for all ages, beginning with an emphasis on senior citizen education.

Availa Bank’s financial education outreach programs aim to stop the financial abuse of older adults before it begins. Their programs are designed to educate on scams, fraud, identity theft, best practices for online financial apps and services and more. The bank also participates in Safe Banking For Seniors, ABA Foundation’s program which offers banks free resources to help older adults and their families prevent elder financial abuse and exploitation. 

Availa Bank President and CEO, Jeff Scharfenkamp, is proud to support this campaign. “As a community bank, Availa sees financial education outreach as a fundamental responsibility in serving our customers and communities. The need for financial education is greater than ever as the most vulnerable members of our society have more often become targets for fraud and financial abuse. We are committed to helping our customers and communities stay informed so they do not become victims of financial abuse. Availa Bank takes pride in knowing that our financial education and guidance has already positively impacted many of our customers and helped them achieve financial success,” he says.

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