Greens Seek A Fair Go for Retirees

The Greens will move today to limit the time period on recurrent charges for people who have moved out of retirement villages during debate on the Retirement Villages Bill in the Upper House.

“There is no justification for these unfair charges on former residents who have moved out of retirement villages before this Act,” said Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC, Greens spokesperson on Housing and Seniors.

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Retirement Villages

Extract from Hansard
[COUNCIL —Thursday, 23 August 2012]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien
583. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Minister for Commerce:
(1) How many retirement villages currently operate in Western Australia?
(2) Of those, how many are not for profit?
(3) How many people live in retirement villages at present? Read more »

The Greens (WA) Seniors Policy

The Greens (WA) regard the skills, experiences, wisdom and memories of seniors as assets which benefit the whole community. We believe that seniors have the right to live with dignity and that seniors have equal rights to participate in the social, economic and political aspects of life.

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New data highlights the scale of emergent aged care crisis - Greens

The Australian Greens say recent data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is further proof that immediate action is needed to tackle the emerging crisis in Australia’s residential aged care services.

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Aged care organisations face ongoing allocation delays

The Australian Greens have voiced deep concern at the Federal Government's delay in announcing the 2010 allocation of aged care bed licences and community care packages.

Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens Health and Ageing spokesperson says the announcement was due at the end of October and is now a month overdue.

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Greens motion for aged care support backed by Senate

The Senate has supported a Greens motion urging the Government to address the widening gap in funding for Australia's aged care sector. Read more »

Forum on 'Social Benefits of an Ageing Population'

Dec 6 2010 18:00
Dec 6 2010 19:30

Social Benefits of an Ageing Population Forum

This free public forum will explore the issue of Australia’s ageing population and whether it represents a looming catastrophe for the nation or an opportunity for society to tap into a great wealth of knowledge and experience.

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Carers Week 17 -23 October 2010

Almost 2.6 million Australians provide care for family members or friends with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged.

Carers contribute $30.5 billion dollars worth of care each year.  Australia’s health system could not survive without the contribution of carers.

Carers Week is a national awareness week held during October each year in Australia.

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Memory Walk for Alzheimer's Australia WA

Lynn, who is WA Greens spokesperson for Seniors, is pictured here placing her flags the Alzheimer's Australia WA Memory Walk at Curtin University.

The walk was organised to honour the 23,000 people in WA who have Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, or in memory of a loved one. The aim of the day was to walk, jog or run as many times as possible around the oval any time during the day from 9.30am until 4pm.

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Broadband for Seniors - apply for a free computer kiosk

As part of the Australian Government's 'Broadband for Seniors' initiative, you could help seniors in your community discover a whole new social experience on the web - one that lets them enjoy FREE access to a computer and broadband services in your club or organisation.

How to apply:

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