CREATING SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL…

Creating Something Beautiful

Chief City Administrator Kathy Alexander’s vision of Geelong wants to avoid people bypassing Geelong on their way to somewhere else, such the Great Ocean Road and the Bellarine Peninsula. In a piece in the last edition of The Weekly Review she said: “I want to avoid to Geelong been seen as a gateway city so we need to continue to develop it as something that’s beautiful in its own right.”

Senia Lawyers have been promoting a Tourism Icon for our Waterfront which is not ascetically beautiful but powered by wind, with excess energy which can be utilized elsewhere. One of the Administrators, Mr Peter Dowling has viewed a 3D model of the proposed structure titled “The Sea Dragon”.

The model has now been moved to Deakin University Waterfront Campus for exhibition where it is also a project for final year students in the School of Engineering.

Senia Lawyer is proud to have contributed to the beautification to our city.

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The Sea Dragon Icon (Artist Impression)

Business on the Waterfront

For many years Geelong has turned its back on our beautiful bay but now times have changed. Not only has our beautiful north facing bay turned itself into a Tourism attraction but also a place for small Boutique businesses, such as ours..

Some years ago Andrew was involved in a five man party in the Tourism Industry. The hard work he and others have done is now coming to fruition.

Elder Abuse

In some ways family violence experienced by elderly people is no different than by younger people. Unfortunately the abuse is often out by an intimate partner or another family member.

One of the most common types of elderly abuse is financial. The person may be financially dependent on their partner or another family member and as a result they may suffer more than one type of abuse at a time. It is important to remember that elder abuse can happen to any older person, irrespective of their gender, race or economic means.

Because people may feel ashamed, especially the elderly, they may be reluctant to speak or seek help about the situation. As a result, the elderly person may not wish to take legal intervention because they may feel it will be detrimental of someone else close to them.

If you are worried about someone, especially an elderly person close to you, explain to them you are concerned about them, listen to what they have to say and encourage the person to seek help.

To guard against elder abuse, older people should make sure their legal affairs such as Power of Attorney are in order.

Power Of Attorney

Everyone over the age of 18 should think about making Power of Attorneys for both Financial and Medical affairs.

If you complete an Enduring Power Of Attorney, you can appoint one or more people to be your Attorney to make decisions for you. It endures even if you lose decision making capacity. Whoever is appointed is authorised to make decisions for you.

If you do not have a Power of Attorney and can’t make decision for yourself, you may need a Guardian or Administrator. They are appointed by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“VCAT”) to make decisions for you. If this happens, it is VCAT, not you, that has the power to decide who to appoint.

We highly recommend that you regularly review your Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney, and consider if you are still happy who you have appointed as your Executers and Attorneys and the powers you have given them.

If you wish to do this, please make an appointment by telephoning Erin or Jadra on 5221 6788.

Regards

Andrew Senia
Principal
Senia Lawyers

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