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August 2016
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Planning Ahead

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

Speaker: Gary Ferguson, Community Education Coordinator Seniors Rights Victoria Life presents many different circumstances. As people age it’s important to ensure that they have planned to cover future circumstances. Enduring Powers of Attorney are documents which appoint another person to make decisions on your behalf, in the event that you become unable to make those decisions. These decisions relate to lifestyle, medical treatment, assets, property and finances. The Planning Ahead session presents information on Enduring Powers of Attorney in a…

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Homelessness in Older Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

August 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia
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Speaker: Gemma White, Project Worker Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) The number of older people renting in the private market in Victoria has increased by 44% since 2006. Along with lower rates of home ownership and reductions in supply of public housing, the private rental market is becoming the main housing option available for people on low incomes. However, private rental housing is highly insecure, unaffordable and unadaptable for people as they age. Older renters from culturally and…

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September 2016
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Live well, die well: The role of palliative care

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

The fear and taboos around talking about death prevent many people from accessing palliative care services. These are crucial services available to people with a life limiting illness, their carers and families. We hope this session will make a difference for you or someone in your life. At the session, experienced peer educators will lead a discussion addressing some of the myths that stop people from accessing services and provide information on the types of services available through palliative care.

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October 2016
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Scams and travelling conmen

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

Speaker: Clyde Vanderholt, Regional Officer, Consumer Affairs Victoria More than 19,000 Victorians reported a scam in 2014. Scams are schemes designed to deceive you, generally for the purpose of stealing your money or personal details. Some scams involve travelling con men who are dodgy tradesmen who come knocking on your door. Typically they do jobs such as driveway resurfacing, painting, roof repairs and carpet cleaning at a cheap rate. Often, they pressure people, offering ‘today only’ specials. This session will…

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November 2016
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Staying connected through technology

November 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Level 4, Block Arcade (use lift No.3), Melbourne, 3000 Australia

So what are all those people doing on their mobile phones? If you would like to know what the fuss is all about, come along to this introductory talk. No prior knowledge or experience is required. You will get information about Facebook and Skype; and tips on social media etiquette and privacy

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