PCJC hosts free elder rights clinic

The University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Community Justice Clinic (PCJC) will reach out to senior members of the community by hosting an information session on elder law issues on Wednesday 24 October, 2012.

The Elder Law Information Session will be held at the Parramatta Leagues Club.

Ms Sue Field, NSW Trustee and Guardian Fellow in Elder Law at the University of Western Sydney, is a solicitor with extensive experience on elder law issues.

She will speak at the forum and provide information, particularly in the area of retirement villages and residential aged care facilities.

"Often older people don't know where to turn to for advice when it comes to navigating the complex maze of legal issues in later life. For many, the experience can be quite overwhelming as they find themselves lacking the confidence or financial backing to seek specialised legal advice," says Ms Field.

"The forum is an opportunity for seniors and their families, as well as anyone who works with older people in the community, to learn more about the legal rights of older people."

Other speakers at the event will include:

  • John Rafferty, Principal Solicitor from Macquarie Legal Centre, will speak about the legal concerns surrounding guarantees and reverse mortgages.
  • Therry Sorrell, from Centrelink's Financial Information Service (FIS) - an organisation that educates and informs a wide range of people on financial and lifestyle issues - will discuss the implications of Centrelink and how certain decisions can impact individual benefits.

To register, or for more information, contact the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic on (02) 8688 7873 or pcjc@uws.edu.au.

Please note: This event is an educational event. No personal legal advice will be given.

WHAT: Elder Law Information Session
WHEN: Wednesday 24 November, 10.00am to 12.00pm
WHERE: Parramatta Leagues Club, 1 Eels Place (off O’Connell Street), Parramatta


18 October 2012

Contact: Kristy Gleeson, Media Officer