TransCare Hunter Ltd clients update their knowledge as part of Wellness and Reablement Program

Legal advice welcomed by local seniors

TRANSCARE Hunter Ltd clients have been able to update their knowledge on a range of legal matters as part of the Wellness and Reablement Program, which started in January.

The most recent workshop topic was Legal Planning, presented by the Hunter Community Legal Centre - and it was well-attended and received.

Participants asked questions about using cheques, phone and door-to-door scams, and online safety among other issues.

Topics that will be covered in the coming months include Art as Therapy, Pets as Therapy and Plants Around the Home.

"We are covering a range of subjects with the Wellness and Reablement Program to give our clients a variety of information and activities to participate in," program officer Patricia Kennedy-Wood said.

"Our aim with this initiative is to help people get out and learn new things, and gain skills that can help them remain independent, within their home and community, for as long as possible.

"However, sessions on mental health and legal advice have been great to reassure them that there is help out there if they need it."

The Wellness and Reablement Program will continue to host workshops for TransCare clients in Muswellbrook, Denman, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Scone and Aberdeen until it comes to an end in June.

For more information about the Wellness and Reablement Program, contact Tish at TransCare on 6545 3113 or visit the website, www.transcare.org.au