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Minister addresses Pensioners Parliament

30 May, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Fein MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann has called for the Executive to listen to the concerns of older people in our society when she addressed the Pensioner's Parliament today.

The West Belfast MLA said:

“Today's event provides a platform for older people and their representatives to come together with departmental officials and elected representatives to discuss their views on Executive policies and future plans.

“We recently heard the very clear concerns expressed from the older peoples sector regarding the proposed closure of some nursing homes.  It was clearly this lobby that led to the issue being put at the top of the agenda.

“It is important that we listen to what people out in our communities are telling us and organisations like the Ages Sector Platform are to be commended for organising the Pensioner's Parliament.”

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