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National Foundation Twitter Chat on Senior Citizens Set for 6/8
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:25 AM

On the heels of Older American’s month, the National Credit Union Foundation is hosting a Twitter chat for credit unions on Wednesday, June 8 at 3 pm (CT). 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 percent of fraud victims,” said Christopher Morris, Foundation Director of Communications. “Also, 39 percent of non-retirees have given little or no thought to financial planning for retirement and 31 percent 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.

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.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (
The National Credit Union Foundation  is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.  Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.