Free assets guide for older Victorians

Many older people choose to move in with family members so they can get the care they need as they age. Often this involves selling a home or other assets and giving the money to a family member who has agreed to provide ongoing care.

Usually these arrangements work well for everyone involved. However, Seniors Rights Victoria see many that have gone wrong. Often it is the older people who suffer the consequences and often these could have been avoided.

This is why Seniors Rights Victoria has produced a guide for people considering moving in with family as they get older.

Care for Your Assets: Money, Ageing & Family will help older people plan and secure their future interests. It covers topics such as making a family agreement, Centrelink and taxation implications and where to go for more information and advice.

Care for Your Assets launch

Care for Your Assets is being launched at 11am, Wednesday the 13th of March at the Bendigo Town Hall Reception Room. Please join us to help celebrate the launch with Guest Speaker, Karen Toohey (Acting Commissioner, Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission). Refreshments provided. RSVP by 8th March.

For your free copy of the guide (after the launch), please contact Elaine Harrington: (03) 5444 4364, elaine@lcclc.org.au

About Seniors Rights Victoria

Seniors Rights Victoria has a regional office in Bendigo (co-located with Loddon Campaspe CLC). It provides free information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people.

Seniors Rights Victoria’s experienced advocates and lawyers provide a welcoming and respectful environment where older people can talk confidentially about their experiences and choose their preferred course of action.

Services include a Helpline, specialist legal services, short-term support and advocacy for individuals and community education. The service also provides leadership on policy and law reform and work with organisations and groups to raise awareness of elder abuse.

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