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This week, Last Week Tonight with Jon Oliver aired a segment on guardianship for senior citizens. Oliver covered the growing population of people over age 65, their need for extra help managing their affairs, and what can happen if their wishes aren’t discussed or recorded. He highlighted several examples of court–appointed guardians with little to no government oversight using exploitative billing practices to deplete senior citizens’ assets.
The segment featured a celebrity message from Fred Willard, Lily Tomlin, Cloris Leachman, William Shatner, and Rita Morena, who underscored the need for seniors to select financial, legal, and healthcare representatives. They urged viewers to be proactive in selecting a trusted individual for their important life decisions and not wait until it is too late.
The full — and occasionally expletive – clip can be found here.