NCUF Twitter Chat on Senior Citizens Set for June 8

On the heels of Older American’s Month, the National Credit Union Foundation is hosting a Twitter chat for credit unions on Wednesday, June 8th at 3 pm (1:00 Pacific). The Foundation invites credit unions to discuss their activities to improve and protect the financial lives of senior citizens.  

“While older Americans are only a small percentage of the population, they account for almost 30% of fraud victims,” said Christopher Morris, Foundation Director of Communications. “Also, 39% of non-retirees have given little or no thought to financial planning for retirement and 31% have no retirement savings or pension. These are critical issues and the Foundation is looking forward to leading this discussion about how credit unions are making a difference in these areas.”

During the Twitter chat, credit unions and their staff are encouraged to share best practices and examples of their efforts to engage with older members, including special products/services, retirement planning, preventing and helping with frauds and scams, financial education and more.  CUNA Mutual Group will be featured in the Twitter chat as a special guest.

“We absolutely recommend that Northwest credit unions participate,” noted Lynn Heider, NWCUA Vice President of Public Relations and Communications. “This is a natural lead-in to NWCUA efforts focusing on elder abuse and fraud prevention with our members.” Heider also noted that NWCUA is adding resources to the marketing toolkit later this summer.

Click here to download/view the list of questions to be asked during the Twitter chat.

Foundation Twitter Chat Details

The Twitter chat is a live streaming conversation, free and open to anyone with a Twitter account. For this Twitter chat, the hashtag will be #foundationchat. Twitter users can either type #foundationchat into the Twitter search box or utilize other tools such as Tweet Chat, etc. to follow the conversation. 

Credit union professionals and organizations are invited to follow the Foundation at @NCUFoundation for news and updates. The @NCUFoundation account will be leading the Twitter chat discussion. Questions will be tweeted using a Q1, Q2, etc. format, which can be replied to with a corresponding A1, A2, etc. format. All questions and answers should contain the #foundationchat hashtag.

To see wrap-ups of past Foundation Twitter chats, click here.

Questions about this story? Contact Eric Horvath: 503.350.2222, ehorvath@nwcua.org.

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