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Wills and Wishes

April 30, 2018

Rushall Park residents had the chance to learn more about preparing wills and powers of attorney thanks to a workshop led by lawyers and La Trobe University law students.

The Wills and Wishes clinic is run from the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Collingwood. It paid a special visit to the Rushall Park village, to present an overview about wills, bequests, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents.

“Although all residents entering our villages must have an up to date will and power of attorney, the free clinic was a useful refresher, and stimulated discussion,” CEO Phillip Wohlers said.

The free Clinic is part of a program organised by the City of Yarra, was run recently in Rushall Park. It was one of the many information sessions run by OCAV to try and meet the needs of residents, and was arranged by Fundraising Manager Shelley Calopa.

Shelley Calopa said: “Not only was the clinic of great benefits to our residents, it was also invaluable practical experience for the La Trobe University law students who delivered the information under the supervision of fully qualified lawyers.”

It is hoped that similar clinics will be run at OCAV’s three other villages.

Caption: La Trobe students at the Wills and Wishes clinic at Rushall Park.

Dorothy Clayton has felt very much ‘at home’ since she moved into Braeside Park nine years ago. Now, Dorothy, the village’s volunteer pastoral care worker, tries to ensure that others also feel a sense of belonging in the Berwick village.

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