Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
Virtual - Zoom

We are all living longer than ever before. And one of our greatest fears, as we age, is the possibility of outliving our savings. When the financial health of older loved ones is compromised, the entire family can be impacted in significant ways. Threats to financial security in later life include inadequate savings, poor spending habits, lack of advance planning, compromised decision making, unexpected medical events, and perhaps the most likely risk: the potential of being the victim of fraud or identity theft. Planning for the unexpected is critical. Technology tools can serve to help caregivers support loved ones, and seniors remain financially independent as they age in place. In this session, Howard Tischler '75 and Liz Loewy, co-founders of EverSafe, will show you how innovative technology tools can empower families to age with their money and dignity intact.

Speaker Bios
 

Howard Tischler '75 is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EverSafe, a technology platform that monitors the financial health of seniors and families for fraud, scams, theft and age-related issues. Howard co-founded EverSafe after his mother was financially exploited and research revealed no viable solutions to protect the financial health of older adults. A serial entrepreneur and specialist in applying technology to solve challenging problems, Howard spearheaded the development of EverSafe, an effective and affordable solution designed to address the unique financial issues facing an aging population and their families.  In 2016, Howard was named by AARP Magazine as one of twenty-five people who bust age-old myths for his innovative work in preventing elder financial exploitation.  He has also been cited by the President’s Council on Science and Technology on “How Technology Can Protect Older Adults’ Economic Security”.

 

Liz Loewy is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at EverSafe, a technology platform that monitors the financial health of older adults and family members for fraud, identity theft, and age-related issues. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Albany Law School, Liz was a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office under District Attorneys Robert M. Morgenthau and then Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. before joining EverSafe in 2014.  While in the District Attorney’s Office’s, she served as Chief of its first Elder Abuse Unit, where she oversaw 18 attorneys who prosecuted approximately 800 elder abuse cases, annually. 

In 2009, Ms. Loewy served as trial counsel in the high-profile trial involving the late philanthropist, Brooke Astor, against her only son, Anthony Marshall, and his attorney. The trial resulted in convictions as to both defendants. 

Liz’s current position at EverSafe enables her to further her passion for helping older adults and caregivers by focusing on how fintech can identify and resolve fraud in later life. She is currently EverSafe’s subject matter expert on the issue of elder exploitation and assists in the development and management of product and service offerings, marketing strategy, and system testing. She also serves as EverSafe’s liaison to partners including financial institutions, law firms, government agencies, and health and aging organizations. 

Liz is a frequent presenter at conferences in the US and Europe, is the author of a book entitled “Financial Exploitation of the Elderly: Legal Issues, Prevention, Prosecution, Social Service Advocacy” and serves on the boards of HelpAge USA and the Financial Exploitation Advisory Board of the National Adult Protective Services Association.  

 
RSVP by: 
02/4/2021
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Questions? Contact Cara Folk at cfolk@umd.edu