In­for­ma­tion for se­niors

Ellenbrook Advocate - - #SNAPPERTH -

SWANS Hills MLA Jes­sica Shaw and the El­len­brook Se­niors So­cial Space held a spe­cial event for Se­niors Week.

The in­for­ma­tion event pro­vided se­niors with op­tions on re­tire­ment hous­ing, in­clud­ing the three main providers in El­len­brook, as well as any con­cerns or le­gal im­pli­ca­tions in choos­ing for their re­tire­ment.

Ms Shaw said the area was com­plex to un­der­stand.

“Se­niors con­tact me all the time, ex­press­ing con­fu­sion about their rights, and con­cerns about their treat­ment in re­tire­ment hous­ing,” she said.

“I am con­cerned that our lo­cal se­niors are not be­ing armed with this vi­tal in­for­ma­tion when mak­ing big de­ci­sion, of­ten in trau­matic and chal­leng­ing cir­cum­stances.”

She said of­ten se­niors were also tar­geted by scam­mers and dur­ing the in­for­ma­tion ses­sion, ex­perts from WA ScamNet were on hand to talk about the most com­mon scams.

Any­one con­cerned with scams can con­tact ScamNet on 1300 30 40 54.

Swan Hills MP Jes­sica Shaw with staff from Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion at the event.

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