Category Archives: Older People

Free Legal Matters & Ageing Seminar 27th March 2017

Free Seniors Seminar covering topics on Enduring Powers of Attorney, Ageism and Planning Ahead.  Receive a free kit ‘Take Control – A Guide to Making Enduring Powers of Attorney’.  Please see attached flyer.

Monday 27th March 2017, 10:00am—12:00pm

Venue: Bairnsdale Library


RSVP East Gippsland Shire Council by 20th March.  PHONE 03 5152 4225 or book in person at the library.

Seminar Flyer 27 Mar

Free Forum on Protecting Your Rights on 1 March

Gerard Mansour, Ambassador for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, will be speaking on how to protect your rights and prevent elder abuse as you age.

RSVP by 24th February 2017. Bookings essential.
Phone 9581 4783

Wednesday March 1st 10:00am–11:30 am
Venue: Clarinda Community Centre,
58 Viney Street, Clarinda.

See flyer.

What does intimacy look like as we age? 27 September

As part of this year’s International Day of Older Persons and Victorian Seniors Festival activities, the Mornington Peninsula Shire will be showing a free community film in Rosebud.

In 69: Love Sex Senior, older people of seventy and over give us an honest and disarming look into their sex and love lives. Uplifting and reassuring, this provocative documentary breaks down stereotypes and shows us the importance of physical intimacy, even in our twilight years.

This is a free event but bookings are required:

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Money, ageing and family: 2015 Law Week Forum for Seniors in Glen Eira

imageGary Ferguson, from Seniors Rights Victoria, will present on money, ageing and family and identify some of the issues to think about when an older person’s living arrangement is about to change. How does the older person protect their rights and continue a fulfilling lifestyle? A free booklet Money, Ageing and Family is provided to participants.

This is a free information session for adults.

Date: Tuesday 12 May

Time: 10am–12pm

Location: Caulfield Park Pavilion, Balaclava Road, Caulfield

Bookings are essential. For further information, contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333 or visit

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Jewish community forum


Rights & responsibilities of older people is the focus of an upcoming forum by Jewish Community Council of Victoria and Council of the Ageing. It takes place on Wednesday 20 August from 7:30 – 9:30pm at Beth Weizmann Community Centre, 306 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield South. For more information contact or phone 03 272 5579.

Rights Responsibilities Elderly People Forum for Jewish community_flyer

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum

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Do you work with older people? Would you like to learn more about emerging issues related to elder abuse? This year’s WEAAD Forum on the topic of Human Rights are Ageless will be held on Monday 16 June at Victoria University City Convention Centre.

Register now    or phone Gary Ferguson on 03 9655 2112

Flyer 2014 WEAAD Forum

Forum information on WEAAD Victoria website

For more information about 2014 WEAAD events visit the WEAAD Victoria website

Rural Law financial abuse seminar

Seniors RightsThe Centre for Rural, Regional Law and Justice at Deakin University in partnership with Seniors Rights Victoria presents a free rural law seminar. Lawyers, financial advisors and community workers are encourged to participate in this video seminar on Assets for Care arrangements. The seminar will be delivered by Elizabeth Samra, Principal Solicitor of Seniors Rights Victoria and will be video conferenced to 10 locations across rural and regional Victoria.

Wed 9 Oct 10.30 – 12 noon

For more information download the flyer

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2013 Legal Topics Diary

Seniors Rights gary and noeline“Going like hotcakes” is the best way to describe the enthusiastic reception given to the 2013 Legal Topics for Older People Diary. Launched by Noeline Brown, Australia’s Ambassador for Ageing (pictured with Senors Rights Victoria’s Gary Ferguson), at the COTA Victoria Volunteer Luncheon in November, it took just ten days to distribute all 8, 500 copies from the first batch printed. A second batch was delivered almost hot off the presses.

Produced by Seniors Rights Victoria and Seniors Information Victoria with funding from the Victoria Law Foundation and the Department of Health, the diary was distributed free to older Victorians. As well as being attractive and useful for recording appointments and special events, the diary contains information on an array of legal topics including wills, elder abuse, pensions and consumer issues.

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