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How many of you have said out loud “its my life!… and how many of you feel you have actually been heard? it takes a Village created this section for you, as it covers many topics (both legal and personal) that you may find useful. Our aim is to provide the information you need to make confident decisions on how you choose to live your life.  The more information you have, the more confident you are, the more you will be listened to.  If there is a topic we have not covered but you need information on – please contact us at [email protected]

On a side note – when it comes to your grown up children or family members, don’t be too hard on them if they start to treat you like a child, constantly worrying about you or fearful for you (often without cause). Keep in mind they most likely fear “becoming orphans”. That is why they sometimes struggle/avoid talking to you about those important but uncomfortable things (such as end of life plans). The love and bond a child feels towards a parent can be just as fierce and protective as the love and bond you feel for your child.

So keep sticking up for your rights – be heard – stand your ground! – then give them a hug of reassurance. Also – ask for help if you need it – try not to be “too independent” everyone likes to feel needed, especially your family and friends.

It takes a Village believes that for you to make the best decisions as individuals, you first need all the information necessary to enable choice, confidence, trust and peace of mind.

Part of creating it takes a Village was to give more of our over 65 community autonomy and choice in regard to their long term health and wellbeing decisions. But so that your voice is heard.

Whether driving, grand parenting or trying to avoid scams, we all need to be informed so we know what choices we have, what our rights are and who we go to if our rights have been compromised.

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