U-S Attorney for Minnesota Erica MacDonald hosts a roundtable discussion today (3pm) on local and national efforts to combat elder abuse and financial fraud targeted at seniors. MacDonald says protecting the elderly is among her top priorities…

“You know each year approximately 3.7 million Americans turn age 65 and with an aging population prone and ripe for vulnerable adults to be exploited by individuals seeking to part them from their money or cause harm to them in some way.”

MacDonald says elder abuse affects at least 10-percent of older Americans every year. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is also going to be part of the discussion, along with representatives from the Department of Justice, as well as federal, state and local law enforcement.