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Vital that we have an age-friendly society - McCann

1 October, 2015 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin Junior Minister Jennifer McCann has said it is vital we have an age friendly society, which meets the needs of older people. 

Speaking at the launch of the Commissioner for Older People's report on the International Day of Older Persons, Ms McCann said; 

"We have an increasingly ageing population with more and more people living longer. 

"It is important we have an age friendly society where older people are valued and supported to live actively and to their full potential. 

"Older people make a huge contribution to society, both in terms of their life experience and as role models for younger generations. 

"For our part, Sinn Féin will continue to ensure  the rights and entitlements of older people are recognised and their dignity is respected."

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