Free resource to keep you informed of your legal rights and entitlements
A free resource from NSW Legal Aid keeps seniors informed of scams, elder abuse and pensions.
Resource comes in the form of a free diary aimed at keeping older Australians informed of their legal rights.
"I'd like to encourage seniors to pick up a free copy of the Legal topics for older people diary from my Bathurst Electorate office on Howick Street," says state member for Bathurst Paul Toole told Oberon Review.
"It aims to help you understand your rights under the law and plan for the year ahead.
"Many of us across the State will be delighted to see the back of 2020. One of the hard earned lessons of this year was that when disaster strikes, it is critical that people have access to the legal help and information they need."
The diary is full of useful tips to help seniors make the most of 2021, and is a one-stop-shop for information about everything from retirement villages, family finances and the pension, to elder abuse and scams.
"Elder abuse is everybody's business. Older Australians across our State have a right to feel safe and to be treated with dignity. That's why this year's diary contains important information about how to identify elder abuse, and details about where you or your family can get help," says Mr Toole.
"The diary will keep readers up-to-date with events like the NSW Seniors Festival, NSW Grandparents Day and 2021 school holiday periods.
"Importantly, it will also provide referral details to relevant legal and non-legal services that can assist older people with their concerns and provide them with avenues for support. Diaries are also available from Legal Aid NSW offices, libraries and selected community organisations."
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