June 15th was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The often hidden but prevalent problem of older people being physically, emotionally or financially abused at the hands of strangers, acquaintances and even family members is something we all need to be aware of.  It’s too-often a family member pressuring a grandparent, parent or other elderly family member for money or getting an older person to sign a Will or Power of Attorney through deception or coercion. 

BC Notaries are highly trained to ensure a client is making their own decisions of sound mind.  That is why we conduct private interviews with individuals to discuss their planning documents, such as a Will, Power of Attorney or Representation Agreement. There are several resources available to help seniors suffering from physical, emotional or financial abuse.  Please contact our office if you need more information.