Sessions are on wide ranging topics including scam awareness, shopping rights and living in a retirement village.
Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is encouraging seniors to attend events in their local area.
“Seniors are important members of our community and we have put together an informative and engaging program of events throughout NSW Seniors Week with a focus on being a smart consumer,” said Mr Stowe.
Fair Trading events will be held across NSW from Port Macquarie to Ulladulla and everyone has a chance to get involved.
To coincide with the week-long festival Fair Trading will launch the 2015 Seniors Guide, an invaluable resource for seniors on their rights when shopping, buying and maintaining a car, looking to hire a tradesperson, moving to a retirement village or residential park and much more.
The 2015 Seniors Guide aims to empower seniors with access to important information about their consumer rights and what steps to take when things go wrong with a trader or service provider.
There is also a wealth of information on our website for online savvy seniors and their families to access.
Mr Stowe said seniors could take advantage of the new text-to-speech technology, being rolled out across the NSW Fair Trading website.
“Text-to-speech is a fantastic new function that provides a talking version of the online text at the push of a button,” he said.
“Some senior groups can be a very vulnerable and it is important they are aware of their consumer rights. Having this function means that people with vision impairments or reading difficulties can still have the same access to information.”
To find out more about NSW Seniors Week events hosted by Fair Trading call 13 32 20 or visit: www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au.
For a full list of events happening across the state visit www.nswseniorsweek.com.au.
NSW Fair Trading Seniors Week Program
|13/03/2015||Scams, consumer law and shopping information at the Seniors Week Expo||Master Builders Club – Wollongong|
|16/03/2015||Consumer information at the Sensational Seniors Expo||Port Panthers Sports Club – Port Macquarie|
|16/03/2015||Scams, consumer law and shopping information at the Seniors Week Healthy Aging and More Expo||Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre – Nowra|
|16/03/2015||Scams, consumer law and shopping information||Blue Still Distillery – Young|
|16/03/2015||Scam Awareness Information Session||South Leagues Club – Merewether|
|17/03/2015||Scam Awareness Information for the Macarthur National Seniors Group||Campbelltown Catholic Club – Campbelltown|
|17/03/2015||Consumer information at the Seniors Week Expo||Forbes Sport & Recreation Club – Forbes|
|17/03/2015||Scam Awareness Information Session||Queanbeyan City Library – Queanbeyan|
|18/03/2015||Scams, consumer law and shopping information at the Seniors Week Health & Wellbeing Expo||Seniors Community Centre – Wagga Wagga|
|18/03/2015||Scams, consumer law and shopping information at the Seniors Week Healthy Aging and More Expo||Dunn and Lewis – Ulladulla|
|18/03/2015||Shopping rights Information Session for the Daroo Elders Group||Uniting Care – Orange|
|18/03/2015||Retirement village information for the Eastern Suburbs Legacy Club||Bondi Junction RSL Club – Bondi Junction|
|18/03/2015||Scams, consumer law and shopping information at the Mirambeena Community Lunch||Mirrambeena Community Centre – Albury|
|18/03/2015||Funeral information||Queanbeyan City Library – Queanbeyan|
|19/03/2015||Scam Awareness Information Session for the Seniors Living Well Group||Colyton Community Centre – Colyton|
|19/03/2015||Scam Awareness Information Session||Queanbeyan City Library – Queanbeyan|
|20/03/2015||Online scams and shopping right at the Multicultural Seniors Tech Expo||Fraternity Club – Fairy Meadow|
|20/03/2015||Scam Awareness seminar||Southern Cross Retirement Village – Marsfield|