Coffs Coast seniors can claim a free diary that informs them about scams, elder abuse, funerals, pensions and more, said Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser.
Mr Fraser said demand is always high for the Legal Topics For Older People diary. They are available from Mr Fraser’s electorate office at Suite 1/9 Park Avenue, Coffs Harbour.
The diary contains a foreword by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and provides information about seniors’ rights, consumer law, aged care, community phone numbers and a list of agencies and services for older people.
“Legal Aid NSW produces this informative and easy-to-read diary each year to help demystify legal issues that are of special interest to older people,” Mr Fraser said.
“Since demand is always high, the print run has almost doubled this year to 80,000 for distribution across NSW, but we are still expecting copies to go fast.
“This handy diary brings together important phone numbers and information about everything from helping your family financially and updating a will to understanding your rights when moving into a retirement village.
“It also explains things like enduring power of attorney, advanced care directives and planning for children with a disability – important topics that can be tough to talk about.
“You will find tips to help you get the most from life, with information about Seniors Cards and allowances for which you may be eligible.”
The diary also features a dedicated chapter on legal issues that are important for older Aboriginal people to know about, including planning for funerals and sorry business, and using a will as a way of passing on cultural knowledge.
The diary will also keep you up to date with events like the NSW Seniors Festival, NSW Grandparents Day and 2019 school holiday periods.
You can also order a free copy of the 2019 Legal Topics For Older People diary at https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/publications/factsheets-and-resources (keyword ‘Diary’).