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The Best Is Yet To Be

Seniors Rights Victoria, in partnership with Bendigo Senior Secondary College photography students and teachers, invites members of the community, local seniors and families to come along and enjoy a Photography Exhibition marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The Exhibition, “The Best is Yet to Be”, gives an insight into how a group of around […]

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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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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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Older woman inherits husband’s debt

Earlier this year, an aged pensioner and widow was referred to Loddon Campaspe CLC by a local financial counselling service. Her husband had just died and she had just learnt of the financial situation she’d inherited. Unbeknownst to our client, her husband had been drawing down money against their home in regional Victoria for approximately […]

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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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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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Elderly couple’s innocent housing application lands them in VCAT

Muriel and Mark* are married and in their mid seventies. They contacted Loddon Campaspe CLC’s office of Seniors Rights Victoria several months ago. At the time they were living in low-level care in a facility in Gippsland. Muriel and Mark both have children from previous marriages and there was a history of conflict between members […]

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