SAVVY SENIORS EXERCISE THEIR CONSUMER RIGHTS

SAVVY SENIORS EXERCISE THEIR CONSUMER RIGHTS

NSW Fair Trading is helping seniors to “Grow Young” by protecting their consumer rights as they celebrate the 2016 NSW Seniors Festival.

With broad responsibility across many areas of daily life NSW Fair Trading assists seniors to successfully navigate their rights in a rapidly changing marketplace.

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said Fair Trading is committed to supporting seniors with up-to-date information and regular community events.

Last financial year Fair Trading delivered more than 300 events to 10,500 seniors across the state.

“Our research showed the seniors who attended our events significantly increased their consumer knowledge and were less likely to fall victim to a scam,” Mr Stowe said.

“Where a problem hasn’t been able to be resolved directly with a trader, Fair Trading helps with everything from chasing up suppliers who haven’t delivered the curtains you’ve ordered to negotiating with builders who damaged your property.

“We regularly engage with seniors all over NSW on a whole range of issues. During the Seniors Festival alone there are more than 30 Fair Trading events for seniors ranging from an information session at Boggabri to a lifestyle expo in Nowra.”

Fair Trading produces the popular Seniors Guide to consumer rights in NSW, freely available on the Fair Trading website. Fair Trading is also distributing information through Service NSW at the Premier’s Gala Concerts.

For more information on consumer rights or to schedule a free community talk in your area call 13 32 20 or visit www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au.

 

Seniors Festival Activities 2016 – open to the public

 

Date Event Location
01/04/2016 Seniors Week Expo Master Builders Club – Wollongong
01/04/2016 Scams information session Charlestown Uniting Church – Charlestown
01/04/2016 Scams and consumer rights Information Session –  Macedonian Care and Respite Group Corrimal Community Centre – Corrimal
01/04/2016 Shopping rights information session – Friday Club Apex Senior Hall – Yass
01/04/2016 Scams information session –  Seniors Week Expo Master Builders Club – Wollongong
04/04/2016 Seniors Week Expo Port City Bowling Club – Port Macquarie
04/04/2016 Information stand – Seniors Forum Halekulani Bowling Club – Budgewoi
04/04/2016 Scams information session Halekulani Bowling Club – Budgewoi
04/04/2016 Information stand – ‘Be Inspired’ Seniors Workshop Parkes Neighbourhood Centre – Parkes
04/04/2016 Ageing and Disability Lifestyle Expo Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre – Nowra
04/04/2016 Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Seniors Expo Goulburn Workers Club Auditorium – Goulburn
05/04/2016 Scams information session – QCC Seniors Week Queanbeyan City Library – Queanbeyan
05/04/2016 Shopping rights information session Parramatta City Library – Parramatta
05/04/2016 Scams Awareness Seminar – Kensington Combined Probus South Sydney Juniors – Kingsford
06/04/2016 Funerals information session – QCC Seniors Week Queanbeyan City Library – Queanbeyan
06/04/2016 Fair Trading information session – National Seniors Gladesville RSL – Gladesville
06/04/2016 Fair Trading information session – Boggabri Lions Club Boggabri Lions Club – Boggabri
06/04/2016 Seniors seminar Coffs Harbour Library – Coffs Harbour
07/04/2016 Scams awareness seminar – Seniors Forum Belmont Sporties Club  – Belmont
07/04/2016 Fair Trading information stand – Seniors Forum Belmont Sporties Club – Belmont
07/04/2016 Tweed Seniors Expo Seventh-Day Adventist Complex – Murwillumbah
07/04/2016 Residential Parks information session Richmond Tweed Regional Library – Ballina
07/04/2016 Scam Awareness Seminar Hunters Hill Town Hall – Hunters Hill
08/04/2016 Multicultural Seniors Expo The Fraternity Club – Fairy Meadow
08/04/2016 Fair Trading information stand – Seniors Week Expo Toronto Workers Club – Toronto
08/04/2016 Fair Trading information stand – Seniors Week Jerry’s Plains Community Hall – Jerry’s Plains
08/04/2016 Scams awareness seminar Aged Care Day Service – Mt Druitt

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