TLA’s new Senior Assist information booklet

Tasmania Legal Aid’s Senior Assist have released a comprehensive new booklet to help Tasmania’s seniors navigate the state’s legal system.

‘Everyone deserves respect’ covers all manner of legal topics relevant to older Tasmanians who might encounter new questions and concerns unique to their age demographic.

It’s part of new suite of documents from TLA’s Senior Assist, a team of lawyers and case managers providing free legal advice, assistance and support to seniors who are experiencing elder abuse.

The new materials are aimed to help provide seniors with information and planning to prevent elder abuse, retirement and financial planning. Other topics include Enduring Power of Attorney, wills and “voluntary assisted dying”.

Download the full booklet here.

Senior Assist can help if you:

  • live anywhere in Tasmania
  • are aged 65+
  • are aged 50+ (for people who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander)
  •  are experiencing, or at risk of elder abuse.

To speak with the Senior Assist team, call our Advice and Legal Services number on 1300 366 611.

If you would like to refer someone to our service or ask questions you can also email us at senior.assist@legalaid.tas.gov.au

Additional Senior Assist documents and information can be found here.

Last updated: 16/11/2021