‘Older, Wiser, Safer’ sessions at Orange City Library during Seniors Festival

Orange seniors are invited to attend a special presentation at Orange City Library on Wednesday 21 April, focusing on the prevention of abuse of older people.

‘Older, Wiser Safer’ is being held as part of the NSW Seniors Festival, hosted by the Central West Region Collaborative for the Prevention of Abuse of Older People.

Do you know how to protect yourself from scams? Stay physically safe? Recognise elder abuse? Be financially secure? Have a Power of Attorney? Improve communication or pursue mediation?

A panel of experts will help you understand all these issues affecting older people, with practical information and handy hints to live a full, happy and secure life.

The experts include:

  • Solicitor Jill Marshall from Legal Aid NSW, who will talk about phone and internet scams
  • Aged Crime Prevention Officer Melissa Smith, speaking about physical safety and prevention of abuse
  • Adjunct Professor Sue Field, in relation to financial safety and power of attorney
  • Financial Information Services Officer Christine Wright
  • Relationships Australia’s Jane Atkinson talking about family dispute resolution

Orange Mayor Reg Kidd encouraged Orange seniors to come along to the informative sessions.

“Many older people would be unaware of the prevalence of elder abuse, or how to recognise a scam,” Cr Kidd said.

‘Sessions such as these are so important in providing older people with the information they need to stay safe and secure, and recognise the signs of abuse.”

Two COVID-safe sessions will be held on Wednesday 21 April, at 10.30am and 5pm, and will include morning or afternoon tea followed by an hour-long presentation.

Spaces are limited and bookings are essential, and can be made online via Eventbrite or by calling Orange City Library on 6393 8132.

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