Martina Anderson MEP hosts Older Peoples groups from Derry and North Antrim at EU Parliament
September 6, 2012Speaking during a visit as her guests to the EU Parliament in Brussels by older peoples groups from Derry and North Antrim Sinn Féin MEP, Martina Anderson said:
“I was extremely pleased to host two groups of older people from Glenravel ‘Young at Heart Club’, North Antrim and‘Recycled Teenagers’ from Top of the Hill, Derry this past week in the EU Parliament as part of an active-ageing delegation.
“As a Sinn Fein MEP and a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Ageing I intend to promote fuller implementation of employment equality legislation to overcome the barriers and negative social attitudes facing older people in getting equal access to employment opportunities and to training and re-training.
“I will be a forceful advocate for comprehensive non-discrimination legislation at EU level dealing with access to goods and services, including the right of older people to finance, insurance, and adequate health services.
“Hosting this delegation is in keeping with my determination to help local people bring their issues directly to EU decision makers and supporting older people in making their voices heard in Europe through direct engagement."