KEEPING attendees up to date with health, finance and social issues is the aim of this year’s seniors forum.
KEEPING attendees up to date with health, finance and social issues is the aim of this year’s seniors forum. Mike Knott

Seniors forum set to provide advice on a range of issues

KEEPING attendees up to date with health, finance and social issues is the aim of this year's seniors forum.

Organised by Bundaberg Regional Council in association with Bundaberg Region Seniors Network, the forum will focus on a range of topics canvassed under the theme, change is in the air.

Council Community Services spokeswoman Judy Peters said the forum had attracted support from care providers and state and federal-government agencies.

"Many seniors can benefit through this forum where the latest trends across a range of issues are fully explained and clearly articulated," she said.

"Negotiating your rights is a very important consumer-based presentation that delivers clear information relating to the rights of the consumer, which is a very important discussion for seniors.

"Additionally, the latest information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be provided as well as an update for seniors regarding the manner in which they deal with their assets."

Cr Peters said with many seniors choosing or being encouraged to stay in their homes the topic of help at home for seniors, presented by the council's home and community care team, would be of interest.

She said the seniors demographic in the Bundaberg region represented a significant slice of the community pie and it was essential forums of this nature provided information that was critical to decision making for the region's elderly.

"I would urge all seniors, their carers or family representatives to attend the forum, which will provide information that is important to the wellbeing and overall peace of mind for seniors," she said.

The forum will be at Bundaberg Civic Centre from 9am to 12.30pm on March 17. Doors open at 8.30am.

A complimentary light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To assist with catering attendees are asked to register on 1300 883 699.



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