About financial abuse of older Tasmanians
Financial elder abuse is where someone else misappropriates or takes control of an older person’s finances, valuables and/or property, usually in a manner that benefits someone other than the older person. The older person may be coerced into changing their Will, grant a Power of Attorney, sign over personal funds or real estate, or surrender their pension.
Abuse of older people is typically carried out by someone close to an older person with whom they have a trusting relationship.
Book a free You’re Worth It Information Session
Peer Educators from COTA TAS are now available to host interactive You’re Worth It information sessions for your seniors group or club. The sessions help you to identify friends and family members at risk of financial abuse and highlight steps you can take to protect your finances and assets.
COTA Peer Educators are volunteers aged over 50 years, who have been trained by COTA to talk with groups about elder financial abuse. To book an information session for your club or group or if you would like us to contact you for more information complete the form and we will get back to you.