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Seniors’ concerns to be aired at public discussion

Age Concern Bermuda will this weekend host a senior’s community discussion, aimed at raising awareness of seniors issues in advance of the general election.

Jonathan Brewin, Age Concern Advocacy Committee Co-Chairman, said PLP, OBA and UBP candidates in the west end have been invited to the discussion so that the public can hear how they would address the senior’s concerns.

“The objectives of the meeting are to raise awareness amongst the candidates running in the next general election of the issues facing seniors and to create a platform for those candidates to participate in discussions directly with Bermuda’s seniors,” Mr Brewin said.

“The attendees will be given an opportunity to hear how the candidates plan to address seniors’ concerns once elected. There will also be a question and answer period.”

Advocacy Co-Chairman James McColloch said that based on a similar event in October, they expect a fairly large turnout.

“Saturday’s community discussion is the first of three events which Age Concern will host throughout the Island,” Mr McColloch said.

“We will host the next two discussions in the central and eastern parishes within the coming months.”

Saturday’s meeting is scheduled to take place between 10am and 12 noon at Sandys Secondary Middle School.

Useful website: www.ageconcern.bm.

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Published February 10, 2012 at 9:10 am (Updated February 10, 2012 at 9:09 am)

Seniors’ concerns to be aired at public discussion

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