Housing Matters! Symposium on housing for older people

Sep 3 2010 10:00
Sep 3 2010 15:00

The Australian Association of Gerontology presents Housing Matters! a symposium looking at the needs and wants of older people.

All Seasons Sanctuary Golf Resort - 100 Old Coast Road, Pelican Point, Bunbury

Friday 3 September 10am-3pm

Please click on attached flyer for more information and contact details

Support for dementia sufferers and their families

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has welcomed an announcement by Senator Rachel Siewert of a national initiative to support dementia sufferers and their families.

"As a dementia champion, I am working to raise awareness about the impacts of this disease in our communities," said Ms MacLaren.

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Seniors Cost of Living Rebate

Question Without Notice No. 471 asked in the Legislative Council on 1 July 2010 by Hon LYNN MacLAREN

Question directed to: Seniors and Volunteering
Parliament: 38 Session: 1


Seniors left empty-handed after rebate delay

Seniors could be stung three times by this year’s bungled Seniors Card Cost of Living Rebate, according to Greens WA spokesperson for Seniors, Lynn MacLaren.

“Firstly, this year’s rebate increase is grossly disproportionate to actual rises in the cost of living. Secondly, there is confusion about whether all seniors will actually receive the payment at the promised time. Thirdly, as a final insult, this so-called yearly rebate won’t reach people’s pockets until at least 15 months after the first payment,” Ms MacLaren said.

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"Youth has no age." -Pablo Picasso

Seniors have been particularly hard hit by the massive increases in utility prices that have occurred in Western Australia over the past two years.  Read more »