Advice on Enduring Power of Attorney for senior residents

THE Seniors Legal and Support Service will conduct free public information seminars on Enduring Powers of Attorney in Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

When to make an Enduring Power of Attorney, what to put in it, how it works and what an attorney can do are all questions the service deals with daily.

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a document which gives someone the legal power to act on your behalf on personal, health and

financial matters.

It is a powerful document and if care is not taken in choosing an attorney and inserting appropriate limitations in the document, people can find themselves with no home and no money due to the actions of a loved one.

Equally, it can be a very useful document to enable someone to make decisions and instruct banks and health providers when an individual is not able to do so due to illness or

incapacity.

Often when someone's health is failing one of the first things service providers will ask for is whether the person has an Enduring Power of Attorney.

To help people understand why they might need an EPA and to explain its use and operation, the service will conduct the free public information seminars from 10am to 11am on Monday, February 29, at the Hervey Bay Library and Wednesday, March 2, at Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre.

Places are limited. Anyone interested in attending should telephone Diane on 4124 6863 or email

admin.slass@bigpond.com to register.


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