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WHATProvides legal assistance to seniors through intake staff, information and referrals.
WHYTo provide legal services help to low-income seniors in Ontario.
WHEREAdvocacy Centre for the Elderly.
Ontario, Canada.

Program Description

Lawyers and staff may visit seniors at home, long-term care home, hospitals, or retirement homes for legal service assistance.

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly Programs provides programs to help seniors with legal services such as:

-Legal Services on Advance Care Planning, Consumer Protection, Consent And Capacity, Elder Abuse, Health Care, Home Care, Long-Term Care Homes, Pensions and Income and Retirement Homes.

-Public Legal Education - speaking engagements on elder law issues and self-advocacy including a published manual entitled Long-Term Care Facilities in Ontario: The Advocate's Manual and a DVD on Powers of Attorney.

-Law Reform: Research and advocacy for changes in legislation and policy effecting seniors in Ontario.

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly is a community based legal clinic for low income senior citizens and is the first legal clinic in Canada to specialize in the legal problems of seniors.

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