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
|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|