As people age, depending on their state of mind and level of dependence, they can become more vulnerable to abuse, and sometimes it is by those they hold dearest.

According to figures released by the World Health Organisation in 2015, of the most common types of abuse, the elderly are most likely to fall victim to the financial variety.

In a bid to protect some of the most vulnerable members of the community, not-for-profit organisation PRONIA has organised an information session to help elderly members of the Greek community with planning and managing their finances in the later stages of life.

Set to be hosted at the Clayton Community Centre on Wednesday 11 April, attendees will be informed about how to be financially independent, and the different types of support services available for those being subjected to financial abuse.

Hosted in the Greek language, information will be supplied on a variety of topics, including loans, powers of attorney, guardianship, guarantors, and intervention orders.

The session will be held in the Monash Youth & Family Services Room (9 -15 Cooke Street, Clayton, VIC) from 10.30 am – 12.00 pm. Attendance is free. RSVP to book your place by calling Adonis Maglis on (03) 9388 9998 and leave a message with your name and number.