|Presented by the Social Action – Frauds and Scams Committee

As the population of older adults increases, it is becoming more and more common to rely on family members, trusted friends and caregivers to help with our finances. Unfortunately, statistics show that most financial abuse is perpetuated by someone we believe we can TRUST.

There are practical measures we can put in place to protect our resources so we can avoid the stress and emotional duress that is a result of financial instability late in life. Our expert panelists  featuring Elder Law expert  lawyer Ann Soden and notary Alana Greenberg will outline best practices to protect ourselves and teach us how to spot the warning signs of financial exploitation. These experts will share what steps to take if you suspect someone you know may be a victim of this type of Elder Abuse fraud.

There is simply NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE!

For information call Joy Lawee at 514.734.1805 or email [email protected]

Simultaneous translation (English to French)


DATE: Monday January 30, 2023

TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 PM ETD


LANGUAGE: Bilingual



No charge (0$)


Registration required



Alana Greenberg, Notary

Alana Greenberg is a Montreal notary specializing in: Preparation of Wills and Protection Mandates, Settlement of Estates, Real Estate Transactions, Probates of Wills and Homologations of Protection Mandates, Celebrations of Marriages and Preparation of Marriage Contracts. Alana received her Bachelor of Law in 2003 from the Université de Montréal and her Diploma in Notarial Law from the Université de Montréal in 2006. Alana began her career with De Grandpré Chait in 2006 until 2008 when she started her own firm Greenberg & Greenberg, Notaries. Alana is committed to the community and has participated in numerous ‘Lunch & Learn’ seminars to colleagues and the public and serves as a board member of Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, à la carte cookbook benefitting the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the Baron de Hirsch – Back River Cemeteries.

Ann Soden, Ad. E.

Ann Soden, Ad. E. is an Elder Law lawyer and mediator. She is the Founding Chair of the National Elder Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Past Chair of the Quebec Elder Law Section of the CBA, a founding Director of the Canadian and Quebec Networks for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, and the first international Commissioner of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, in Washington, D.C. In 2007 Ann opened the Elder Law Clinic, as a pro bono, mobile clinic serving older adults and professionals in Québec, operating throughout the year on legal issues of law and aging.  The clinic provides access to justice to older persons in vulnerable situations regardless of socioeconomic status, in the assertion of their rights and due process protections. As part of her commitment to community and public service Ann Soden has acted for more than twenty-five years as a consultant to the Quebec Institute of Social Gerontology on issues of abuse and exploitation as a member of its Elder Abuse Multisectorial Consultation Team and is consultant to the Canadian Bar Association, the Barreau du Québec and to governments on legal issues of aging and legislative reform.