Piano Forte: legal issues for older people is a community education program that deals with the issue of elder financial abuse.
The program consists of a film screening and panel discussion with legal and community service representatives. The film shows a performance of the play Piano Forte, which highlights the subtle way elder abuse can occur, in addition to exploring the role and responsibilities of an enduring power of attorney.
The Piano Forte program was first introduced in NSW public libraries for Law Week 2018. The Law Week events were very successful, with comments from participating libraries including:
- it definitely led to new partnerships and other event opportunities
- the customers really enjoyed the film and they had a great discussion
- everyone found the panel discussion very insightful and engaging
- I think using video as a medium to deliver legal information is great
The program is now available for libraries to host at any time of the year. It is suitable for older people, their carers, friends and other family members. Local community, health and aged care service workers may also attend.
You can find a detailed program guide and the expression of interest form on the Piano Forte page.