Our Silver Neighbors program empowers older adults to make better choices about their finances. Trained volunteer peer ambassadors travel to community sites such as senior centers, churches and housing developments to educate seniors about topics such as scams and fraud, Medicare, life insurance products, budgeting and benefits. These learning circles help seniors better understand their financial circumstances and become more knowledgeable about the services available to them in the community. Silver Neighbors is supported by the Plough Foundation’s CREA Initiative and the Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation.
Silver Neighbors programming is free and available to senior citizens who reside in Memphis and Shelby County.
“Getting elders sophisticated about how they can be taken advantage of is extremely valuable and rewarding.”
– Janet Haire
Silver Neighbors has now served
more than 1,000
Shelby County seniors.
In 2016, our number of learning sites
increased from 94 to 101
and reached our goal of recruiting 20 senior volunteers, who are involved in every aspect of the program.
Also in 2016, we began training with financial institutions
First Tennessee Bank and Orion Credit Union
to educate their employees about helping to protect older adults from financial exploitation.
To learn more about the Silver Neighbors program, please call us at (901) 507-6644 or fill out the form below. Someone will be in contact with you soon!