Victoria M. Young
Law Offices
Suite 208
645 Norfolk Street North
Simcoe, Ontario
N3Y 3R2
Office: 519.428.5645
Fax: 519.428.1463



Gray Matters is a newsletter created and distributed by Victoria M. Young, lawyer and elder care advocate.

Two decades of experience working with vulnerable clients has made clear the need for advocacy services to speak for our elders.  Even within supportive family structures it is easy to get lost in the volumes of information publicly available but time-consuming to collect and digest.  More often than not, caregivers or supporters looking for advice are the children of elders, members of the sandwich generation, who are also raising children and working full time.  Even more prevalent is the caregiver who is no longer trusted by the elder.  We focus on getting the life care and decision making issues under control.  When a change in home care or a move to assisted living is needed, the best interests of the elder must be protected and respect for his or her wishes must be ensured.

Links to Gray Matters Newsletters

  • The Way to a Will
    There are a variety of reasons you may find your attention caught when the topic of estate planning comes up. ...
  • Elders in Transition
    Be aware of the signs of change.  Help elders manage that change with dignity and peace of mind. ...
  • Capacity awareness
    How does a diminishing capacity appear to the frontliners in our community - bank tellers, grocers, cashiers and barbers? ...
  • What Is Financial Abuse?
    Financial abuse refers to theft or exploitation of a person’s money, property, or assets.  It is a common form of elder abuse. ...
  • How to Prevent Power of Attorney Abuse
    In prior articles I have highlighted the signs to watch for to recognize abuses of Power of Attorney. What can you do to avoid or prevent such events? ...

Links to Victoria's Community Involvement