Education & Community Engagement

2021 Caregiver Conference: Loving on Empty


Visit the Caregiving Section of Older Adult Nest Egg for trainings on money management, difficult conversations and more. Complete the Family & Friends Questionnaire if you are worried about the financial decisions being made by someone you care for.

May 13, 2021
Presented by Dr. Ana Daugherty, director of the Healthy Brain Aging Laboratory at Wayne State University.

Older Adult Capacity Assessment Course – Live Webcast Course - Earn 10 CEs

Increase Your Expertise in Conducting Capacity Assessments for Older Adults. Send a cover letter and your CV to Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., at or call Dr. Lichtenberg at 313-664-2633 for more information.  MORE

Tools to Protect Older Adults from Financial Exploitation

The Institute of Gerontology's Older Adult Nest Egg website offers convenient, validated tools for professionals and caregivers who need a simple way to assess the financial decision-making capacity of older adults vulnerable to financial exploitation. Now with special resources and training for caregivers. Visit to access these free assessments to combat the financial exploitation of older adults. 

The SAFE Program

Successful Aging thru Financial Empowerment provides education and assessments to insure the finances of older adults are secure and protected. We educate older adults, caregivers, and the professionals and organizations who work with them. Brochure

SAFE One-on-one financial coaching for seniors and their family or friend caregivers who have been a victim of scam or ID theft. We can give you assistant over the phone or do a video chat with you. Our assistance is safe, confidential and free. Contact Latoya Hall at 313-664-2608 or be referred through a partner agency and let us help you with:

  • Contacting credit reporting agencies
  • Filing police reports
  • Closing compromised accounts
  • Placing fraud alerts on your credit report 
  • Registering consumer complaints & more
  • Budgeting
  • Record-keeping

Senior Living, Older Adults & Caregivers

BrainStorm: A Workout for the Mind.  Trainees earn 6 CEs.  More info
Contact Donna MacDonald at to discuss our BrainStorm community workshop and train-the-trainer programs.
Longevity Fitness:  This new report from the Gerontological Society of America characterizes aging through the lens of equity in relationships, health and wealth -- a model they call Longevity Fitness. The report follows several people at different stages of life as they balance what they need to survive and thrive. Longevity Fitness: Financial & Health Dimensions across the Life Course is an interesting and even entertaining read full of insights to help create meaningful connections and a satisfying passage through the lifespan. IOG Director Dr. Peter Lichtenberg is a member of the Advisory Board that oversaw the creation of the report. 


Grief and Healing: Against the Odds is Dr. Peter Lichtenberg's personal account of being twice widowed and finding a way to heal. Read his blog and find other details about his journey on the Grief and Healing information page. Or purchase the book.

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