Older and Wiser – Standing Strong

Young man in medical uniform at computer looking to camera

Living longer is a wonderful opportunity, yet it brings some new financial challenges.

  • As we grow older, we may not have dealt with the family finances before – for the first time, money may not stretch far enough

  • We are expected to go online to do tasks that used to be possible face to face. Whether because of caring responsibilities, or difficulty getting about, we may find it harder to manage our affairs in person

  • Feeling that money is a private matter, we may be reluctant to share or discuss any concerns or seek help. Coping on our own, we are vulnerable to scams and financial elder abuse.

Help is available. Through our Standing Strong program we would like to ensure that older Victorians know about and can connect with the free, confidential and independent support provided by financial counsellors.