Launched in Bendigo: Care for Your Assets

Seniors Rights launch Karen TooheyBendigo Town Hall provided a grand backdrop for the celebrations to launch Seniors Rights Victoria’s newest publication. Care for Your Assets: Money, Ageing & Family is a booklet for older people who may be considering moving in with family members.

Karen Toohey, Acting Commissioner of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (pictured), launched the booklet, which she described as an incredibly helpful resource for older people and their families. She said that elder abuse and ageism are important human rights issues and that the Commission is undertaking ongoing work consulting with older people and addressing age-related discrimination.

This new booklet will help older people to protect their interests. It covers topics such as making a family agreement, pension and tax implications and where to go for more information and advice. The booklet has been funded by the Legal Services Board and is available free of charge from Seniors Rights Victoria by calling our Helpline: 1300 368 821. You can also email us at info@seniorsrights.org.au or View or download a copy from our website.