What do older voters want?

June 9, 2016

Older South Australians get a chance to make their voice heard about the things that are important to them this election, at a public forum hosted by Council on the Ageing South Australia (COTA SA) in Adelaide next week.

PHOTO: Independent Senator Nick Xenophon will attend COTA SA's Reframing Ageing Federal Election Forum on Tuesday 14 June.

Federal candidates from all major parties will also attend the Reframing Ageing Federal Election Forum, held on Tuesday 14 June, to discuss the things that matter most to older people.

COTA SA chief executive officer Jane Mussared expects that mature employment issues, aged care, health and retirement income will be hot topics at the forum, but adds that “People attending the forum will have an opportunity to put their own questions and comments to the candidates”.

Candidates include Independent Senator Nick Xenophon, Labor Senator Anne McEwen, Liberal Senator David Fawcett and Greens Candidate for Sturt Rebecca Galdies.

“COTA SA is committed to changing the way we think and do ageing. We must tackle ageism and our community’s negative view of the value of older lives by being heard and being visible,” Ms Mussared says.

“The Senate is shaping up to be at the centre of decision-making in the next Parliament so these are the right people to be influencing.”

The Reframing Ageing Federal Election Forum is part of a series of initiatives organised by COTA to provide opportunities for older people to share their views and make the most of their voice and their vote.

The forum will be held on Tuesday 14 June 2016, from 1 – 3pm at COTA SA, 16 Hutt Street, Adelaide.

Find out more on the COTA SA website. Registrations can be made through COTA SA on 08 8232 0422 or by emailing lrogers@cotasa.org.au.


Read more at https://news.agedcareguide.com.au/2016/06/09/what-do-older-voters-want/

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