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Financial abuse highlights breach of trust

Many will have read the article about financial abuse  in the Bendigo Advertiser on the 23rd of August concerning a local woman convicted of theft in Bendigo County Court. The woman, who had been appointed Power of Attorney, stole more than $117,000 from her elderly father-in-law who suffered from dementia prior to his death in 2009. The […]

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"Care for your assets" front cover

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 […]

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Free 2013 legal diary for older people

Our little office here in Bendigo has a small but dynamic Seniors Rights Victoria outpost, led by solicitor Tabitha O’Shea. SRV provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people. Earlier this year, SRV produced Assets for Care: a guide for lawyers to assist older […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Seniors Rights Victoria, Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre, State Trustees, City of Greater Bendigo and Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres invite you to join in the free celebrations on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on the 15th of June 2012. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day has been held annually on the 15th of June since […]

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"Care for your assets" front cover

New elder abuse resource for lawyers

Financial abuse is the most prevalent form of elder abuse seen by Seniors Rights Victoria. It most commonly occurs within families where informal arrangements have been made involving a transfer of assets in exchange for care and accommodation. The older person is often left without adequate resources for their retirement and their relationships with those closest […]

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Free Law Week Forum for Seniors

We all want to be treated well and treated with respect, no matter where we are in life. This may sometimes get forgotten with the day to day pressures faced by both individuals and families. As part of Law Week 2012, Seniors Rights Victoria is presenting a free forum with two speakers: Enduring Powers of Attorney and […]

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