FAIR TRADING CELEBRATES SENIORS WEEK

FAIR TRADING CELEBRATES SENIORS WEEK

30In the lead up to Seniors Week 2014 (Saturday 15 March – Sunday 23 March), NSW Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres is encouraging seniors across the state to remember Fair Trading when they need support and services dealing with consumer issues.

 

Mr Ayres encouraged seniors to attend upcoming Fair Trading events and to remember that advice and help was only a phone call away on 13 32 20.

 

“Seniors can also lodge complaints at www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au,” he said. “Seniors enjoying social media should follow Fair Trading on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FairTradingNSW and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NSW_FairTrading.

 

“The NSW Government is strongly committed to making sure seniors live active and socially connected lives and Fair Trading is always reaching out to help seniors, whether it is through advocacy, education, mediation or compliance work.

 

“The NSW Ageing Strategy supports individuals to take responsibility for their futures and commits Government to link seniors with relevant information.

 

“Fair Trading plays an important role implementing this strategy by educating seniors about their rights and responsibilities, about scams, marketplace risks and how to get help,” said Mr Ayres.

 

During Seniors Week 2014, Fair Trading will host an information stand at the Premier’s Gala Concerts and Expo in Sydney. This event will attract 50,000 seniors over three days.

 

Fair Trading is also presenting a series of talks at events at Probus and seniors clubs, as well as churches and retirement villages. Information stands at various community and Government events will be staffed by consumer protection experts from the agency. Giveaways and information materials will be provided.

 

Mr Ayres said this year’s Seniors Week theme, Live Life, was being embraced by the Fair Trading workforce, with a focus on how the agency could better protect vulnerable seniors from scams, as well as ensure all seniors were smart and supported consumers.

 

NSW Seniors Week is the largest celebration for people aged more than 60 in the southern hemisphere. It’s also for people aged 50 and older who have a lifelong disability or are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

 

FAIR TRADING SENIORS WEEK EVENTS

Monday, 10 March 2014

Time

Activity

Location

2 – 4pm

Retirement village information seminar – Narrabri War Widows

Narrabri RSL

7 Maitland Street, Narrabri

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Time

Activity

Location

10 – 11am

Fair Trading “Our Services’ and scams information seminar

Uniting Church

7 Trafalgar Street, Woolgoolga

Friday, 14 March 2014

Time

Activity

Location

11.30am – 12.30pm Scams and Travelling Conmen information seminar for Men’s Probus Club Asquith Golf Club

Lord Street, Asquith

Monday, 17 March 2014

Time

Activity

Location

  Bulk delivery of Fair Trading publications Parkes Neighbourhood Centre

80 Currajong Street, Parkes

11am – 4pm Information stand

(open to public)

Kiama Seniors Expo

Kiama Bowling and Recreation Club

100 Shoalhaven Street, Kiama

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Time

Activity

Location

9.30am – 1.30pm Information stand

(open to public)

Premier’s Gala Concert Expo

Qantas Credit Union Arena

Harbour Street, Sydney

10am – 2pm Information stand and seminar Social Housing Tenants Forum

Bomaderry Community Centre

17 Birriley Street, Bomaderry

10am – 2.30pm Information stand and

(open to public)

Seniors Forum, Illawarra Housing Trust

120 Smith Street , Wollongong

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Time

Activity

Location

10am – 12 noon ACL and online shopping information seminar – Mosman Square Seniors Mosman Square Seniors Centre

Off Military Road, Mosman

10 – 11am Travelling Conmen Seminar – Carlingford Court Seniors Top Floor, Carlingford Court

Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford

3 – 6.45pm Information stand

(open to public)

Premier’s Gala Concert Expo

Qantas Credit Union Arena

Harbour Street, Sydney

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Time

Activity

Location

9am – 4.45pm Information stand

(open to public)

Premier’s Gala Concert Expo

Qantas Credit Union Arena

Harbour Street, Sydney

9am – 2.30pm Information stand

(open to public)

Seniors Expo, Dubbo Showground

Fitzroy Street, Dubbo

9 – 10am ‘Our Services” and scams seminar Lismore Senior Citizens Centre

1 Magellan Street, Lismore

9.30am – 12.30pm Information stand

(open to public)

Eastwood Community Information Day, Eastwood Plaza

137 Rowe Street, Eastwood

Friday, 21 March 2014

Time

Activity

Location

9am – 2pm Information stand Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association
9am – 11.30am Information stand

(open to public)

Seniors Week Symposium, City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney
9am – 3pm Information stand

(open to public)

Seniors Week Expo, Toronto Workers Club, 9 James Street, Toronto
11am – 12 noon ACL Seminar – Association of Independent Retirees Easts Leagues Club

Level 3, 97 Spring Street

Bondi Junction

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