Financial exploitation is a major concern for older adults, with over 92,000 reported cases of elder fraud in 2021 alone, resulting in a loss of over $1.6 billion. That’s why we collaborate with like-minded organizations to provide programs that help older adults learn how to avoid scams and use new-age technology.

Our partnership with Truist helped to raise awareness among senior residents on how to prevent fraud, scams, and other forms of elder financial exploitation. We also joined forces with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to assist our senior residents learn the basics of computer, internet, and smartphone use. These crash courses on computer literacy will help level the playing field for seniors who may struggle to keep up with modern technology.

These programs are designed to empower seniors to protect themselves and their finances, including digital literacy safeguards from internet fraud and taking advantage of online financial services.

“Our partnerships are instrumental to the work we do by creating opportunities for our senior residents and giving them greater independence and access to practical resources,” said Carla Scott, Director of Education and Outreach at DreamKey Partners.

DreamKey Partners owns and operates a diverse portfolio of 32 rental properties including 11 (or 771 units) designated for active adults. These senior-friendly properties include Anita Stroud, Breckenridge MainStreet, Chambers Point at Ayrsley, Crown Court, Dannelly at the Catawba, Gables at Druid Hills, Gables Phase II, Hearthside Club Lafayette, Mulberry, SpringCroft at Ashley Park, and Wellspring Village.