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Goldfields Library, Bendigo

Assets for Care: workshop on financial abuse of seniors

A workshop for lawyers to assist older clients at risk of financial abuse Loddon Campaspe CLC is presenting a free workshop for local lawyers on financial abuse of elderly clients. The presentations will be followed with opportunities for questions and discussion. A light supper will be served. Thursday 10 April 2014 Activity Room 1, Goldfields […]

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Elderly man with dementia

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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Seniors Rights Victoria 2013 Diary front cover

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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