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Anzac Day 2013 was a time to
again remember those who have
served our country in the Defence
Forces – many of whom died on the
battlefield or subsequently.
As Australians we are grateful for
the sacrifices made both by those
who have gone before as well as the
families left behind.
Legacy was established nearly 90
years ago to help bridge the gap left
when the digger was no longer there
to support his family.
While the Great War and WWII
are now many years ago, Legacy
nationally currently still supports
some 100,000 families (many of
which are elderly widows).
Importantly however there are also
an increasing number of younger
widows with children that are very
appreciative of how Legacy helps
Legacy provides a range of
assistance depending on the
circumstances of the individual
family which can include things like
help with power bills, assistance
with school fees and uniforms for
children, helping families cope with
bereavement, advocating for pension
and other entitlements, providing a
personal point of contact etc.
With limited help from government,
Legacy appreciates the generosity
of the public to help assist in
meeting the increasing costs of the
assistance it provides .
If you would like to help support
the important work of Legacy,
either with a donation or by
leaving a lasting legacy in the
form of a bequest, please contact
Development Manager, Geoff
Banks at Adelaide Legacy (for a
confidential discussion) on (08
8231 9812), Toll free (Country
calls only) 1800 182 270.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible
and will be gratefully received and
Let us remember
Good news Budget for those over 50
assessed and does not affect a
person’s pension. This exemption
means that many senior Australians
stay in their family home, even
though it may no longer suit their
National Seniors chief executive
Michael O’Neill said while seniors
cautiously welcomed the initiative,
he warned it warranted further
“Any innovative attempts to alleviate
the everyday living pressures on
Australia’s so-called asset-rich,
income poor retirees without penalty
are welcome,” he said. “However,
rather than the pension assets test,
National Seniors research indicates
that it’s stamp duty that acts as a
disincentive to downsizing”.
The trial will commence on 1 July
2014 and will run for three years.
Other initiatives announced in the
• An extra $9.9 million over four
years for new technology and
training grants for Broadband
for Seniors kiosks. The funding
builds on the current Broadband
for Seniors program, which has
seen the establishment of 2,000
internet kiosks for seniors around
• The Government will continue
Living Longer Living Better aged
care reforms. Under the reforms,
older Australians, their families
and carers will get care and
support – either in their own home
or in an aged care facility.
• The Government will provide
$4.6 million over four years to
establish the Andrew Fisher
Applied Policy Institute for Ageing.
The Institute will draw on research
in universities and policy centres,
and provide the Government with
evidence -based advice across
a range of fields, including
demographic change, community
engagement and participation,
health and wellbeing, and
infrastructure for an ageing world.
• The Government will undertake
a scoping study and cost-benefit
analysis to look at ways to
better address chronic wound
management for older people
living in the community.
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A uniquely Australian voluntary organisation dedicated to caring for the families of
deceased veterans and members of today’s Australian Defence Forces who lose their
lives as a result of their service.
A DonAtion, gift or bequest in your will ensures that there will be
ongoing funds to provide care and support services to over 9,500 widows and other
dependants living in South Australia and Broken Hill.
Legacy’s income is not Government based and we rely on the generosity of the community
to fund our services of caring and support.
For more information and / or to make a donation please contact :
Legacy Club of Adelaide Inc
102 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone : (08) 8231 9812
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