Seniors in Wakehurst can get help to understand their legal rights around scams, e-safety and more with a free 2022 diary.

I encourage local seniors to pick up a copy of the Legal Topics for Older People 2022 Diary, which can now be pre-ordered online or collected from my Dee Why office (limited availability).

I am pleased to support seniors in the Wakehurst electorate stay in control of their own lives. This fantastic publication produced annually by Legal Aid NSW contains clear information on where to get free legal advice on issues like elder abuse and discrimination.

The diary also includes important dates like Anzac Day and school holidays.

Attorney General Mark Speakman said seniors across our communities often face unique legal and non-legal challenges, which this diary will help them navigate.

“We‘re supporting NSW residents to age with dignity. This includes providing them with critical information about where they can get help with consumer rights, internet banking scams, financial hardship, aged care and housing,” Mr Speakman said.

Minister for Seniors, Natalie Ward said some older people may be unaware of the legal avenues available to them.

“This diary helps break down the barriers which may prevent our seniors from asking for support and to arm them with the tools they need to access services available to them,” Mrs Ward said.

Monique Hitter, Legal Aid NSW’s Acting CEO said the diary was an important resource for older people and the most popular publication the agency produces.

“It’s a great way to start some of those tough but important conversations about wills and planning for the future”.

President of the Law Society of NSW, Juliana Warner, said the Law Society is happy once again to support the production of such a critical legal resource for older people.

“There are many legal issues impacting older people, including powers of attorney, aged care, housing, consumer rights and of course elder abuse. This diary covers them all,” Ms Warner said.

Copies will also be available from your local Legal Aid NSW office or library.